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Re: Proposal on removing Content Negotiation from http 1.1

From: Peter J Churchyard <pjc@trusted.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 1996 16:08:10 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <9601242108.AA20973@hilo.trusted.com>
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
As a direction that http 1.1 should go the proposal is valid..

If you think it would be appropriate then I am happy to  propose a new
non http protocol that has the minimallist features that interworks with
the proposed 1.0 and 1.1 standards.

Having reviewed work in progress, I came to the above conclusions. 

The WEB by its very nature has its own 'sub groups'. If you speak only
french or german I am sure that you can find a weblet that you can use.

Content negotiation is only one mechanism in specifying the diversity found
on the WEB.

To say that a proposal to remove features is wrong does everyone a major 

I would be happy to review real figures on how content negotiation is used.
Do any of the crawlers accumulate those statistics?

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