Re: Content negotiation

Brian Behlendorf (
Thu, 9 Nov 1995 10:48:47 -0800 (PST)

On Thu, 9 Nov 1995, Daniel DuBois wrote:
> >the web should evolve. When the code necessary to render, say, netscape HTML
> >can be expressed as a program in Java, then I can slurp the code into my
> >browser from somewhere when needed. At that point the name and make of the
> God, I hope we're not talking about downloading a 1 meg renderer everytime I
> d/l a new html page.

No, hopefully not. Hopefully the browser caches the renderers and
presents a UI to manage them to stave off browser bloat. There should no
need to download them more than once, ever, depending on local disk
cache size. Or not at all if they come bundled with the client....


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