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From Brian Behlendorf <br...@wired.com>
Subject Re: Content Negotiation
Date Mon, 06 Mar 1995 03:39:33 GMT
On Sun, 5 Mar 1995, Rob Hartill wrote:
> > Yes - There should be a fourth line, "Accept: text/x-html3" like Arena 
> > does, or "Accept: text/html; version=3.0" like the MIME folks would like.
> > That way I can tell when someone hits my home page whether I should send 
> > them the HTML 2.0 version of my home page or the HTML 3.0 version without 
> > keeping around a big table of browser USER_AGENTS and their capabilities.
> 
> Fairy nuff. Not so much a bug, more of an oversight.

But... if you thought "we suggest you view this page using Netscape" 
on all sorts of pages was bad enough, just wait until you see "You *must* 
view this page using netscape", even though some browsers (XMosaic 2.5, 
w3-emacs, Arena) can view tables fine.  It's a sorta subtle but very 
powerfully dangerous step towards balkanization, worse than just the 
regular netscape tags.  Sorry to sound like Chicken Little, but the sky 
really is kinda falling :)

	Brian

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