Re: Content negotiation

Kee Hinckley (
Wed, 8 Nov 1995 01:36:44 -0500

At 5:24 PM 11/7/95, M. Hedlund wrote:
.. a very cogent message.

>1. "I want my pages to look as good as possible in every browser." Okay,
>you can produce as many versions of an HTML page as you want, but support
>for that doesn't need to be in HTTP (beyond the user-agent header itself).
>To the extent that this is a protocol issue, it should be handled by STYLE
>SHEETS, not user-agent content-negotiation. What can browser authors do to
>assist this process? Implement level 1 style sheets.

While this would help, it's not clear it's sufficient given the drastic
differences sometimes necessary to get a reasonable display. Beyond that
nit I think your suggestions are a definite move in the right direction.

Kee Hinckley Utopia Inc. - Cyberspace Architects=81 617.768.5500

I'm not sure which upsets me more: that people are so unwilling to accept
responsibility for their own actions, or that they are so eager to regulate
everyone else's.