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Re: Why Microsoft's authoritative=true won't work and is a bad idea

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@us.ibm.com>
Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2008 21:31:38 -0400
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Eric Lawrence <ericlaw@exchange.microsoft.com>
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OF7861CE2D.4CA1987E-ON8525747F.0007A289-8525747F.000863B5@us.ibm.com>

Ian Hickson wrote on 07/06/2008 06:19:20 PM:
> > At this point it seems to me that you are simply not interested in that

> > case. Is this correct?
> I would love sniffing to go away altogether. I'm so interested in this
> particular use case that HTML5 in fact supports it _despite_ this
> requiring changes from the two biggest browsers. What more can I do?

Perhaps something like this:

Hey Erik!

I read your post, and see that you have posted to the W3C mailing list:


I was wondering if you could expand on the use case that motivated this
change, and if you can comment on whether there is any flexibility to
discuss alternatives such as a new response header, to be implemented some
time post IE8 Beta-2.

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- Sam Ruby
Received on Monday, 7 July 2008 01:32:41 UTC

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