I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-http-feature-scenarios-01.txt

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       Title     : Feature Tag Scenarios                                   
       Author(s) : K. Holtman, A. Mutz
       Filename  : draft-ietf-http-feature-scenarios-01.txt
       Pages     : 8
       Date      : 07/28/1997

Recent Internet applications, such as the World Wide Web, tie together a 
great diversity in data formats, client and server platforms, and 
communities.  This has created a need for various kinds of negotiation 
mechanisms, which tailor the data which is exchanged, or the exchange 
process itself, to the capabilities and preferences of the parties 
Extensible negotiation mechanisms need a vocabulary to identify various 
things which can be negotiated on.  To promote interoperability, a 
registration process is needed to ensure that that this vocabulary, which 
can be shared between negotiation mechanisms, is developed in an orderly, 
well-specified, and public manner.            
This document discusses requirements and scenarios the registration of this
vocabulary, which is the vocabulary of feature tags.  Feature tag 
registration is foreseen as an ongoing, open process which will keep pace 
with the introduction of new features by software vendors, and other 
parties such as standards bodies.                                          

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