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Re: Microsoft IE -- it just gets better and better

From: William King <wpk@fc.net>
Date: Sat, 27 Jan 1996 15:24:10 -1000
Message-Id: <v01530500ad307d808017@[]>
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
Is it not true that as long as folks ignore the central issue of
standardization of content and the provision of conformance testing tools
and branding programs for clients and servers, then they're going to get
bogged down trying to solve peripheral and unnecessarily complex problems
such as this one? Clearly, there are cases where content-negotiation is
obviously desirable, such as in the area of national-language-support.
However, focusing more resources on the conformance and branding problem
might just cause of lot of this other stuff to go away.

>As far as I can tell, the HTTP working group and its
>content-negotiation subgroup doesn't have a solution to the problem of
>how to do the full complement of feature-set negotiation that is
>currently supported by user agent.
Received on Saturday, 27 January 1996 15:56:36 UTC

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