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Re: Request that the WG reconsider section 3.4: Content Negotiation

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@hsivonen.fi>
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2013 11:58:10 +0200
Message-ID: <CANXqsRKhMk0307wtQ3kvGZM3FHWi7E_oqYiiVoLsxEaD5E8GgQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org, www-tag <www-tag@w3.org>
On Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 7:50 PM, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net> wrote:
> it just so happens that for sub-resources a
> substantial part of the process often happens on a level above HTTP.

Right. Therefore, it would be appropriate to describe HTTP-level
content negotiation as a legacy thing.

See http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/Why_not_conneg and in particular the
codec thought experiment in the end.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Friday, 8 November 2013 09:58:42 UTC

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