Re: JSR311: URI-based conneg - take 2

From: Stephan Koops <>
Date: Fri, 07 Mar 2008 20:36:14 +0100

Hello Marc,
>> The idea is the following: A (human) user want to download a
>> document. He prefers his own language (e.g.: "de"), but english or
>> frensh is also ok. Because he also want to print it, he preferes PDF,
>> but OpenOffice or Word is also good; if not available, he want the
>> document in HTML.
>> Then he type
>> "" in
>> his browsers address line. That's very flexible for the user, and he
>> must not check a lot of links.
>> It's rigth, that we reinvent the flexible HTTP content negotiation
>> mechanism with a new mechanism here. But on the other hand we offer
>> another way, which is easy useable in a browser.
> Some automated support for distinct URIs is one thing but this goes
> quite a bit further. I can see that could be fun to experiment with in
> an implementation but I'm wary about baking something like that into
> the JSR.