I-D ACTION:draft-holtman-http-negotiation-04.txt

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       Title     : Transparent Content Negotiation in HTTP                 
       Author(s) : K. Holtman, A. Mutz
       Filename  : draft-holtman-http-negotiation-04.txt
       Pages     : 45
       Date      : 11/21/1996

HTTP allows one to put multiple versions of the same information under a 
single URL.  Transparent content negotiation is a mechanism, layered on top
of HTTP, for automatically selecting the best version when the URL is 
accessed.  This enables the smooth deployment of new web data formats and 
markup tags.                    
Design goals for transparent content negotiation include: low overhead on 
the request message size, downwards compatibility, extensibility, enabling 
the rapid introduction of new areas of negotiation, scalability, low cost 
for minimal support, end user control, and good cacheability.              

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