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Re: Proposal on removing Content Negotiation from http 1.1

From: M. Hedlund <hedlund@best.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 1996 16:02:55 -0800 (PST)
To: Daniel DuBois <ddubois@rafiki.spyglass.com>
Cc: Peter J Churchyard <pjc@trusted.com>, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <Pine.SGI.3.91.960124154428.22488B-100000@shellx.best.com>

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 <hedlund@best.com>, <marc@organic.com>
Received on Wednesday, 24 January 1996 16:06:22 UTC

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