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Re: Proposal on removing Content Negotiation from http 1.1

From: Ted Hardie <hardie@merlot.arc.nasa.gov>
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 1996 13:15:31 -0800 (PST)
Message-Id: <199601242115.NAA04689@merlot.arc.nasa.gov>
To: John Franks <john@math.nwu.edu>
Cc: alex.hopmann@resnova.com, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com

> > 
> > 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
> 		john@math.nwu.edu

I disagree.  Provided the method implemented doesn't rule out later,
better methods, I believe having *any* method is better than nothing.
I also believe that the widespread use of User Agent info for
content-negotiation is a pretty good demonstration that many people
				Ted Hardie
Received on Wednesday, 24 January 1996 13:12:24 UTC

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