[ This bug is one of the recommendations in the W3C's "Common User Agent
Problems" document, URL above. One bug has been filed on each recommendation,
for deciding whether we do it and, if not, whether we should. ]
1.11 Allow the user to bookmark negotiated resources.
The HTTP/1.1 protocol [RFC2616] allows the client to request a
representation of a resource which is best suited to its needs
(language, media type, etc); this mechanism is called "content
When a resource is negotiated, the user might want to bookmark a
particular version. For example, a document might be available in
several languages under the same URI, and the user might want to point
somebody to the Canadian version of this document, which has a
In such a case, it should be possible to bookmark either the original
URI or the URI of the view that the user got. The original URI can be
interpreted as being the generic object and the retrieved document as
one view of this object.
I don't think this is feasible. If it is important to be able to refer to
particular negotiated versions, the Web site in question should provide the
ability to reference them by CGI URL (e.g. <http://mozilla.org/?lang=jp>).
Allowing bookmarking of negotiated resources makes as much sense as allowing
* pages that result from a particular selection of cookies on the user's
* pages that result from a particular selection of supported filetypes on the
* pages shown in a particular user style sheet
* pages with a particular DOM state.
For server-driven negotiation we always bookmark negotiated resources (unless
the Accept-* headers are changed). I see no sense in storing the actually used
Accept-* headers. Anyway, different results of server-driven negotiation do not
have different URIs the user agent is aware of.
For agent-driven negotiation: Do we support that? Is there any standard for it
(HTTP/1.1 does not define one)? Does any server support it?
IMO, this bug should be resolved to INVALID or WONTFIX.
In fact, the client is not able to know that a negociation occured on the
server, so we would have to either always or never prompt the user to save the
Accept-* headers with the bookmark.
Usually, negociation occurs for user language, file format (image for example),
and plugin availability. User language should always be the one inf Prefs. The
others are dependent on the software installation which may change, and it is
probably better to let the user benefits of his system improvements.
Maybe we can consider that bookmarking negotiated resources is saving
I propoose to
- change severity to enhancement, even if it shouldn't be anything at all.
- platform to All.
- riority P5.
I agree with Andreas to resolve this bug to WONTFIX.
Paul Chen is now taking Bookmarks bugs. For your convenience, you can filter
email notifications caused by this by searching for 'ilikegoats'.
Mass move Ben's bugs dumped on me marked future with p5 to get off my untriaged
radar. You can filter out this email by looking for "ironstomachaussie"
mass reassign of pchen bookmark bugs to ben
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