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From Eric Woods <woods...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Server returns JSON, not HTML
Date Thu, 13 Jan 2011 14:48:28 GMT
I'm running Firefox on both the Windows and the Mac machines.  Michal is right, forcing HTML
via ?format=html in the URL does the trick.  It would be odd if two instances of Firefox formed
the request differently.  It could be related to Firefox tooling I have installed on the mac.

I don't have access to the Windows machine atm, but Firebug on the Mac indicates the following
Accept header is used (with or without ?format=html appended to the URL):
Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8,application/json

Since text/html is always given priority in the request header, it looks like the server takes
extra steps to handle the URL parameter correctly.  Thanks for your help.

- Eric W.

On Jan 13, 2011, at 4:57 AM, Michal Fojtik wrote:

> On 12/01/11 15:35 -0800, David Lutterkort wrote:
>> On Wed, 2011-01-12 at 14:31 -0500, Eric Woods wrote:
>>> I'm trying to access the Deltacloud's HTML front-end for the mock &
>>> EC2 drivers.  After starting the server and pointing my browser to
>>> http://localhost:3001/api, the server only returns the JSON API, not
>>> HTML.  I'm currently running on Mac OSX.  Interestingly, when I
>>> installed Deltacloud on a Windows 7 machine this morning, HTML was
>>> served as expected.  Any ideas what could cause this?
>> 
>> Is this with Safari ? I remember darkly that webkit has a rather
>> interesting choice for its default Accept header, which makes it not all
>> that useful for content negotiation[1]
> 
> Well we tested it right now using Safari 5 on MacOSX and it returns HTML.
> Could you please debug it more for us ?
> 
>  -- Michal
> 
>> 
>> You can force that HTML be sent back by appending '?format=html' to each
>> URL. Not sure if there's a way to fix the Safari Accept header to
>> something sensible.
>> 
>> David
>> 
>> [1] http://www.gethifi.com/blog/webkit-team-admits-accept-header-error has the
>>   gory details. Also see https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=27267
>> 
>> 
> 
> -- 
> --------------------------------------------------------
> Michal Fojtik, mfojtik@redhat.com
> Deltacloud API: http://deltacloud.org
> --------------------------------------------------------


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