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Re: Rethinking content negotiation (Was: rethinking caching)

From: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>
Date: Thu, 28 Dec 1995 15:26:55 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <199512281426.OAA05813@wswiop05.win.tue.nl>
To: "David W. Morris" <dwm@shell.portal.com>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
David W. Morris:
> If the negotiation group
>can identify how to specify and what to negotiate then the join the 
>caching/proxy discussion to make sure we end up with a cohesive mechanism
>which covers all issues.

I agree, doing it this way is the best solution.  Of course, this
implies that the caching/proxy group stops discussing the caching of
negotiated responses for some time.

While the content negotiation subgroup is working out the negotiation
mechanism, the caching/proxy subgroup can work on the caching model
for non-negotiated responses.  There are still plenty of things to
discuss even if negotiation is presumed absent.

According to the current 1.1 draft (Section 12, second paragraph), a
response is non-negotiated if it does not have an URI header listing
the available variants.  I doubt that the content negotiation subgroup
will propose a change of this rule.

>Dave Morris

Received on Thursday, 28 December 1995 06:30:31 UTC

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