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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject Re: mod_negotiation gif/jpeg issues
Date Wed, 24 Jul 1996 06:32:38 GMT
On Mon, 22 Jul 1996, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> Why?  That is how Accept works.  Keep in mind that the algorithm would
> first exclude those types which were not already tied for "best", and thus
> TypePreference: text/html-cougar,text/html,text/plain,image/cgm,image/png,\
>                 image/jpg,image/gif
> would work just fine (since in-line image requests do not Accept */*).
> After all, it is perfectly reasonable for a client to request an image
> of a text resource -- magazines do that all the time.

Hmm, not sure what was in my mind when I wrote that.  Yes, a single
listing of types would probably be fine as the "tie-breaker".  

> However, I thought you wanted different defaults based on User-Agent.

Nope, just a good answer to "Accept: image/gif,image/jpeg" and "Accept:
*/*" (which *is* being sent for inlined images) when I have a jpeg and gif
and would rather send them the jpeg.



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