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Re: Value of content negotiation? [was RE: content negotiation anti-principle]

From: Gavin Thomas Nicol <gtn@rbii.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2003 09:28:22 -0500
To: www-tag@w3.org
Message-Id: <200301090928.22471.gtn@rbii.com>

On Thursday 09 January 2003 07:59 am, Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
> Just throwing something out: Would it be A. Useful? and B. possible?
> to add  additional attributes to linking elements to specify the MIME
> type required? e.g.
> <a href="foo/" type="text/plain">foo</a>
> <img src="http://maps.yahoo.com/map?zip=10003" type="image/svg+xml" />
> and  perhaps for language as well:
> <a href="foo/" type="text/plain" lang="en-US; en-CA; en-GB; fr-FR">foo</a>

In a roundabout way, that is what I was proposing as one solution: some means 
to provide more information in the places that use URI's. Of course, things 
like ENTITY declarations become somewhat tricky... but I guess this might be 
one more reason for XInclude...
Received on Thursday, 9 January 2003 08:39:38 UTC

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