RFC 2296

HTTP Remote Variant Selection Algorithm -- RVSA/1.0, March 1998

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K. Holtman
A. Mutz
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DOI:  10.17487/RFC2296

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HTTP allows web site authors to put multiple versions of the same information under a single URL. Transparent content negotiation is a mechanism for automatically selecting the best version when the URL is accessed. A remote variant selection algorithm can be used to speed up the transparent negotiation process. This document defines the remote variant selection algorithm with the version number 1.0. This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested.

For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.