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From "Marcello Nuccio (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (COUCHDB-1175) Improve content type negotiation for couchdb JSON responses
Date Fri, 08 Jul 2011 10:37:16 GMT

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Marcello Nuccio commented on COUCHDB-1175:
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    My understanding is that returning 401
    causes all browsers to create a modal login
    dialog box that cannot be styled by the application.

Not really.
You have to send a "Authenticate" header to trigger it.
In CouchDB this is configurable with:

[httpd]
; Uncomment next line to trigger basic-auth popup on unauthorized requests.
;WWW-Authenticate = Basic realm="administrator"


> Improve content type negotiation for couchdb JSON responses
> -----------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: COUCHDB-1175
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COUCHDB-1175
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 1.0.2
>            Reporter: Robert Newson
>            Assignee: Robert Newson
>            Priority: Blocker
>             Fix For: 1.1.1, 1.2
>
>
> Currently we ignore qvalues when negotiation between 'application/json' and 'text/plain'
when returning JSON responses.
> Specifically, we test directly for 'application/json' or 'text/plain' in the Accept header.
Different branches have different bugs, though. Trunk returns 'application/json' if 'application/json'
is present at all, even if it's less preferred than 'text/plain' when qvalues are accounted
for.
> We should follow the standard.

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