New draft: draft-ietf-http-feature-reg-00.txt (Feature Tag Registration Procedures)

We have just finished draft-ietf-http-feature-reg-00.txt, which
defines feature tag registration procedures.  I have made a copy
available at


The draft is intended as a discussion draft.  It is partly based on
material taken from draft-ietf-822ext-mime-reg-04.txt.

Title page and abstract:

 HTTP Working Group                                     Koen Holtman, TUE
 Internet-Draft                              Andrew Mutz, Hewlett-Packard
 Expires: April 30, 1997                                 October 30, 1996

                     Feature Tag Registration Procedures



   The internet draft draft-holtman-http-negotiation-03.txt
   (Transparent Content Negotiation in HTTP) specifies a `feature
   negotiation' mechanism for negotiation on content characteristics
   other than MIME type, charset, and language.  Feature negotiation
   allows the quick introduction of new dimensions of negotiation
   through the registration of `feature tags'.  A feature tag
   identifies a capability of a user agent or a preference of a user.

   This document discusses considerations related to feature tag
   registration, and contains a proposed definition of a feature tag
   registration procedure.  Feature tag registration is foreseen as an
   ongoing, open process. It should keep pace with the introduction
   of new rendering features by web software vendors, and other
   parties such as standards bodies.

General information about transparent content negotiation is at


Happy reading!


Received on Wednesday, 30 October 1996 13:24:09 UTC