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Re: Content negotiation

From: Brian Behlendorf <brian@organic.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Nov 1995 10:48:47 -0800 (PST)
To: Daniel DuBois <ddubois@rafiki.spyglass.com>
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
Message-Id: <Pine.SGI.3.91.951109100216.20950I-100000@fully.organic.com>
On Thu, 9 Nov 1995, Daniel DuBois wrote:
> >the web should evolve.  When the code necessary to render, say, netscape HTML
> >can be expressed as a program in Java, then I can slurp the code into my
> >browser from somewhere when needed.  At that point the name and make of the
> God, I hope we're not talking about downloading a 1 meg renderer everytime I
> d/l a new html page.

No, hopefully not.  Hopefully the browser caches the renderers and 
presents a UI to manage them to stave off browser bloat.  There should no 
need to download them more than once, ever, depending on local disk 
cache size.  Or not at all if they come bundled with the client....


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