Re: Revised Internet-Draft: Media Feature - xmlns

Is it possible to negotiate a content feature with current HTTP
implementations? AFAIK it isn't, but it would be possible to do so on
a media type attribute, using server-driven negotiation.

If I'm missing something, a reference would be very much appreciated.


On Tue, Feb 19, 2002 at 09:28:05PM -0500, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> On Tue, 2002-02-19 at 19:20, Mark Nottingham wrote:
> > Might I suggest that any revision of RFC3023 include a new parameter
> > for application/xml and text/xml (say, 'rootNS') that contains the
> > root element's namespace URI, to allow HTTP content negotiation with
> > current implementations? Yes, this won't address cases where there is
> > a need to negotiate on more than one namespace in the document, but
> > it will certainly help with the simple cases, where dispatch is based
> > upon the root element's namespace (which seems to be the direction
> > things are going in).
> You're welcome to register a rootNS content feature.  
> I have to admit that I don't understand or sympathize with the
> fascination with root element namespaces, and don't believe that RFC
> 3023 needs to add any XML-specific parameters, but a content feature
> should take care of what you're looking for.
> -- 
> Simon St.Laurent
> Ring around the content, a pocket full of brackets
> Errors, errors, all fall down!

Mark Nottingham

Received on Tuesday, 19 February 2002 20:29:57 UTC