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Re: Accept-* header structure (was: Re: Color content negotiation)

From: <Harald.T.Alvestrand@uninett.no>
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 1995 13:48:26 +0200
Message-Id: <199509181149.AA029354986@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
To: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>
Cc: Roy Fielding <fielding@beach.w3.org>, masinter@parc.xerox.com, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
> Koen Holtman:

> Oh, I think I get it.  What you are saying is that
> 
>  Accept: text/html, image/gif, */*;q=.5
>  Accept-Charset: iso-8859-5
> 
> is a shorthand for
> 
>  Accept: text/html;charset=iso-8859-5, image/gif;charset=iso-8859-5,
>          */*;charset=iso-8859-5;q=.5
> 
> but that
> 
>  Accept: text/html, image/gif, */*;q=.5
>  Accept-Language: en
> 
> is _NOT_ short for
> 
>  Accept: text/html;language=en, image/gif;language=en, 
>          */*;q=.5;language=en
> 
> because you are not allowed to interpret `language' as a MIME type
> parameter, you must see it as a variant property completely separate
> from the MIME type of the variant.

Accept-language: was thought to interact with the Content-language:
header, not with anything in the MIME type field.

            Harald A
Received on Monday, 18 September 1995 04:53:14 EDT

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