Re: Proposal on removing Content Negotiation from http 1.1

On Wed, 24 Jan 1996, Daniel DuBois wrote:
> I think the idea that content negotiation should be scrapped is the most
> ridiculous thing ever proposed to this working group.

Well, that's a tough competition ;), but I certainly agree that this is a 
contender for the title.  More politely put, content negotiation 
addresses one of the most significant problems on the Web today, and 
should not be put off.

I have a counterproposal: let's abolish the User-Agent header!  Since 
everyone's violating Netscape's trademark and identifying themselves as 
'Mozilla' anyways, the header provides no useful information.

Marc Hedlund <>, <>

Received on Wednesday, 24 January 1996 16:06:22 UTC