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RE: [URN] HTTP resolution protocol

From: Fisher Mark <FisherM@is3.indy.tce.com>
Date: Mon, 04 Nov 96 12:35:00 EST
To: Ron Daniel <rdaniel@acl.lanl.gov>
Cc: HTTP Working Group <http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Message-Id: <327E2998@MSMAIL.INDY.TCE.COM>
X-Mailing-List: <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com> archive/latest/1876

>How about:
>   1) We define text/uri-list as a new media type?
>   2) We allow the Accept: header to be used to pick between returning
>      the result as text/html or text/uri-list.
>I think that the primary use of the lists will be for automated processing,
>thus the new media type allows us to launch those content handlers easily.
>Clients that don't support text/uri-list have a fallback that will allow
>humans to pick URI if necessary. New clients of the agent variety should
>use text/uri-list.

Sounds OK to me.  Automated processing is important!
Mark Leighton Fisher                   Thomson Consumer Electronics
fisherm@indy.tce.com                   Indianapolis, IN
Received on Monday, 4 November 1996 09:41:54 UTC

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