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   Re: Toward the self-describing web

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  • From: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
  • To: smohr@voicenet.com (Stephen T. Mohr)
  • Date: Thu, 18 May 100 22:59:46 -0400 (EDT)

Stephen T. Mohr scripsit:
> The problem is that different consumers require different representations,
> and simply supplying a URL doesn't address this.  Is anyone interested in
> discussing a simple protocol for managing different representations over an
> HTTP-based URL?

This is already in being, though not yet widely supported in mainstream
browsers. It goes by the name of "content negotation" or "conneg" for short.

John Cowan                                   cowan@ccil.org
	Yes, I know the message date is bogus.  I can't help it.
		--me, on far too many occasions

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