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From "Brian Candler (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Created: (COUCHDB-234) [PATCH] Improved Accept/Content-Type negotiation
Date Tue, 03 Feb 2009 19:59:59 GMT
[PATCH] Improved Accept/Content-Type negotiation

                 Key: COUCHDB-234
             Project: CouchDB
          Issue Type: Improvement
          Components: HTTP Interface
    Affects Versions: 0.9
            Reporter: Brian Candler
            Priority: Minor
         Attachments: couchdb-mime.diff

Suggested improvement for Content-Type of responses

Return Content-Type: application/json unless:
* client provides an Accept: header; and
* header includes text/plain, text/* or */*; and
* header does not have application/json earlier in the list

This is not proper RFC 2616 negotiation - q factors are ignored - but maybe it's better than
current behaviour. Tested with Firefox (which still views responses as text), but not other

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