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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 17936] - Does not return HTTP 406 for restricted client Accept headers
Date Thu, 13 Mar 2003 18:27:40 GMT
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Does not return HTTP 406 for restricted client Accept headers





------- Additional Comments From freqout@speakeasy.net  2003-03-13 18:27 -------
Thank you for your quick response André.
Ongoing, I'll just update this bug rather than have us go back and forth with 
the same stuff on both bugs.  17937 references this bug, and that is enough.

Your premise is that negotiation will not be invoked if there exists only one 
resource for the requested file, and that the correct thing would be to return 
the requested file, disregarding the client's Accept headers.  It would help me 
to accept this, if you could show some public documentation that would back 
this type of response.  I have done my best to comb through relevant 
documentation, and to do searches for non-negotiation criteria.

I'm going to take some time to research this some more, while also discussing 
it with others.  I'm afraid that I'm still not convinced that Apache httpd is 
exhibiting the correct behavior.  Although, I will submit that I have seen both 
behaviors in other web servers.  IIS does return a HTTP 406, and I admit that 
that does not make it "correct".  Apache Tomcat (coyote) does the same as 
Apache httpd, but coming from the same group that is not a surprise.  However, 
when this is compounded by SUN's Enterprise web server also not returning a 
HTTP 406, I must then be able to supply further evidence that would support 
returning HTTP 406 in this case.

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