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Re: [URN] HTTP resolution protocol

From: Fisher Mark <FisherM@is3.indy.tce.com>
Date: Mon, 04 Nov 96 12:34:00 EST
To: Ron Daniel <rdaniel@acl.lanl.gov>
Cc: HTTP Working Group <http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Message-Id: <327E293F@MSMAIL.INDY.TCE.COM>
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>>All the instances that suit the Accept info the client has sent?
>>Does that leave us with nothing between asking for one instance
>>(N2R) and all (N2Rs), or is there some way to quality the request
>>so that one receives no more than, say, 13 instances?  (Happy
>I will add some words to the effect that the resolver MAY restrict
>the resources returned to those that match the Accept: header.

This is inconsistent with the latest HTTP 1.1 draft section 14.1, "Accept":

     If an Accept header field is present, and if
     the server cannot send a response which is acceptable according to the
     combined Accept field value, then the server SHOULD send a 406 (not
     acceptable) response.

IMHO, HTTP URN resolvers should follow HTTP 1.1 on use of "Accept:".
Mark Leighton Fisher                   Thomson Consumer Electronics
fisherm@indy.tce.com                   Indianapolis, IN
Received on Monday, 4 November 1996 09:41:41 UTC

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