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From Brian Behlendorf <br...@wired.com>
Subject Re: Content Negotiation
Date Mon, 06 Mar 1995 03:15:31 GMT
On Sun, 5 Mar 1995, Rob Hartill wrote:
> > Okay, I got my copy of 1.1 now, and its headers in toto to a new URL are:
> 
> me too, also, likewise, an' all        (S. Wales saying)
> 
> Found a list of bugs as long as my arm. 
> 
> > GET / HTTP/1.0 
> > User-Agent: Mozilla/1.1b1 (X11; international; IRIX 5.3 IP22)
> > Accept: */* 
> > Accept: image/gif 
> > Accept: image/x-xbitmap 
> > Accept: image/jpeg 
> > 
> > We are doomed.  I'm sending flame mail to www-talk.
> 
> what's the problem. I thought the standard was to write Accept: like
> this, and that Mosaic et-al were doing it wrong.
> 
> httpd glues all the Accepts together for you.
> 
> Am I missing something ?

Yes - There should be a fourth line, "Accept: text/x-html3" like Arena 
does, or "Accept: text/html; version=3.0" like the MIME folks would like.
That way I can tell when someone hits my home page whether I should send 
them the HTML 2.0 version of my home page or the HTML 3.0 version without 
keeping around a big table of browser USER_AGENTS and their capabilities.

	Brian

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