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Re: protocol negotiation

From: Anthony Bryan <anthonybryan@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Feb 2010 16:23:55 -0500
Message-ID: <bb9e09ee1002281323i78b3ffc7g9efa8f35da41149b@mail.gmail.com>
To: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Cc: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
On Sat, Feb 27, 2010 at 8:46 PM, Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thinking out loud...
> just a thought, your user agent says http://example.org, but it also
> says xmpp://blah
> http://something are excellent identifiers, but can we not throw in a
> header to say "quick stuff here".
> I expect someone's already spec'd this out...
> Er, in humans way, you send me a message over email/im/facebook, and I
> say to you, let's take this to *another. We talk over a different
> protocol.
> So we shift to another protocol. Advertised in the headers.
> Why not fire a header over http to say - use this other protocol now.
> The http identifiers stand, but if you need something like realtime
> you can get it.
> Use the http:// as the bottom line (we can always resolve that), keep
> the identifiers, but work on maybe three levels - 7
> inside the vm
> http
> xmpp
> (I would suggest more, but lack imagination)

as mentioned, there's the Upgrade header, which I believe SPDY uses.

I'm not really sure what you're asking, but the Link header / Web
Linking sounds like it might be the thing:
which we use for metalink to provide mirrors:
   Link: <http://www2.example.com/example.ext>; rel="duplicate"
   Link: <ftp://ftp.example.com/example.ext>; rel="duplicate"
   Link: <http://example.com/example.ext.metalink>; rel="describedby";

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