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Re: Proposal on removing Content Negotiation from http 1.1

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 1996 15:40:04 -0500
Message-Id: <9601242040.AA11078@www20>
To: Alex Hopmann <alex.hopmann@resnova.com>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Alex Hopmann writes:
> 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.

I agree on Alex' point of view. Before starting a huge discussion on this 
important topic - Larry, Simon - what is the status of the content negotiation 



Henrik Frystyk Nielsen, <frystyk@w3.org>
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