Re: Proposal on removing Content Negotiation from http 1.1

On Wed, 24 Jan 1996, Alex Hopmann wrote:
> Peter Churchyard wrote:
> >I would like to propose that content negotiation is removed from http 1.1

> Ouch! I really would like to resist this idea- I consider content
> negotiation to be one of the greatest priorities of this group. The
> currently popular content negotiation mechanism is user-agent: which is a
> SERIOUS problem for the HTTP community to be able to have some sort of
> common standards.
> That said, I must admit that I personally don't have any brilliant solutions
> for the problems posed by content negotiation. I just think its too
> important to abandon so quickly.

It is certainly better to do nothing than to have have either a bad
mechanism or a mechanism so complicated that it is never implemented.

John Franks 	Dept of Math. Northwestern University

Received on Wednesday, 24 January 1996 12:37:28 UTC