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From christine koppelt <ch.ko...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: abdera client default accept header
Date Sun, 30 Jan 2011 18:45:45 GMT
modified in trunk. Thanks for the hint.

2011/1/21 Alistair Miles <alimanfoo@googlemail.com>:
> Hi abdera folks,
>
> Not sure if this is important, but I was doing some work on implementing
> server-driven conneg for an atom protocol implementation yesterday and
> noticed that the default accept header sent by abdera client 1.1.1...
>
> application/atom+xml;type=entry, application/atom+xml;type=feed, application/atom+xml,
application/atomsvc+xml, application/atomcat+xml, application/xml, text/xml, */*
>
> ...could probably do with some quality values.
>
> As it is, because there are no q-values, if the server has a slight preference
> for anything other than atom, then the abdera client will *not* get atom, because
> of the catch-all "*/*". Dealing with this kind of accept header requires the
> server to fiddle q-values as described in the apache server conneg docs [1].
>
> While many servers implementing conneg will probably fiddle quality scores
> as per apache, abdera client might better send an accept header like:
>
> application/atom+xml;type=entry; q=1.0, application/atom+xml;type=feed; q=1.0, application/atom+xml;
q=1.0, application/atomsvc+xml; q=1.0, application/atomcat+xml; q=1.0, application/xml; q=0.5,
text/xml; q=0.5, */*; q=0.01
>
> Cheers, keep up the great work.
>
> Alistair
>
> [1] http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/content-negotiation.html#better
>
> --
> Alistair Miles
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> Centre for Genomics and Global Health <http://cggh.org>
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