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Subject [Bug 53595] New: Media type qs parameters for MultiViews sent in Content-Type
Date Tue, 24 Jul 2012 16:25:16 GMT

          Priority: P2
            Bug ID: 53595
           Summary: Media type qs parameters for MultiViews sent in
          Severity: normal
    Classification: Unclassified
                OS: Linux
          Hardware: PC
            Status: NEW
           Version: 2.4.2
         Component: mod_negotiation
           Product: Apache httpd-2

When server quality values are specified in either a type map or AddType
directive as a "qs" media type parameter for use by MultiViews during content
negotiation, the "qs" parameter is sent with the media type to clients (e.g. in
the Content-Type header).  This appears to be in violation of the IETF RFCs as
no registered media type has a "qs" parameter and RFC 2616 does not include it
in the grammar for the Content-Type header.

Ideally either the "qs" parameter would be removed, or MultiViews would provide
an alternative mechanism for specifying server quality values which does not
involve changing the media type.

This problem was originally brought up in 2002 on httpd-users[1] and
http-dev[2], and it was also discussed on ietf-http-wg[3] and I recently raised
the issue on httpd-dev before filing this bug report[4].

I realize the chances of this bug being fixed are slim, but I am opening this
bug report so that progress can be tracked, it can be more easily found by
people affected, and to keep it visible to those who might be able to fix it.



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