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Optimization hints based on expected media types

From: Hugo Haas <hugo@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 17:53:01 +0200
To: Umit Yalcinalp <umit.yalcinalp@oracle.com>, www-ws-desc@w3.org
Message-ID: <20040611155301.GP4757@w3.org>
Hi Umit.

I remember you as the originator yesterday of the idea of using
expected media type to specify optimization hints.

Looking at the minutes and the straw polls[1], it's still not clear in
my head what you are proposing exactly. I see 2 interpretations:
- adding a mechanism to specify hints base on expected media types
  (which is what I think you told me when I asked the question on the
| Straw Poll #2: Do we want to use expectedMediaType for controlling what
| gets optimized?
- adding some text saying that expected media types may be used to
  indicate optimization hints, without defining the mechanism ourselves:
| [dbooth:  Straw poll: Do we want to say anything about whether expected
| media type MAY, SHOULD or MUST be used to control what gets optimized?]

Note that those are two different formulations of the same straw poll,
for which I feel differently. While the second one is broader than the
first one and includes it, the last straw poll seems to confirm my
second interpretation:
| [Dbooth:  Straw poll: Do we want to say that expected media type:
|           (a) MAY be used to control optimization; or
|           (b) SHOULD or MUST be used to control optimization.

I'd be grateful if you (or somebody else for that matter) could send
some proposed text for the spec so that I can clarify my ideas.




  1. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-ws-desc/2004Jun/0083.html
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