Re: new html extension proposal

Larry Masinter (
Mon, 21 Aug 1995 10:47:31 PDT

> The functionality described in this X-ALTSRC tag would be very similiar to
> the Content Negotiation currently in HTTP. I would be against this HTML
> addition if only for the sole reason it would slow down awareness and use of
> the existing content negotiation capabilities of HTTP.

More than that 'sole reason', content negotiation allows for a server
to support embedded gif, jpeg, pdf, and java. X-ALTSRC restricts the
service to support only one kind of extension instead of multiple