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Re: Summarizing the last 192 discussion

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 15:17:39 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <200203282017.PAA23414@markbaker.ca>
To: henrikn@microsoft.com (Henrik Frystyk Nielsen)
Cc: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com, chris.ferris@sun.com (Christopher Ferris), xml-dist-app@w3.org

> I think we have to be careful not to encourage "smart" implementations
> and be very crisp on that we see it as a buggy implementation. The Web
> has very bad experience with HTTP applications that try to be smart with
> respect to content types, URI rewriting, content modifications etc. The
> problem is that after some time, the smartness turns into a serious
> interoperability problem because people sort of start to rely on it in
> some cases but not in others. I would strongly encourage us to stay away
> from promoting this as much as possible.
> Henrik

Mark Baker, Chief Science Officer, Planetfred, Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.      mbaker@planetfred.com
http://www.markbaker.ca   http://www.planetfred.com
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