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Re: A broken browser

From: Albert Lunde <Albert-Lunde@nwu.edu>
Date: Thu, 2 Jan 1997 00:42:46 -0600 (CST)
Message-Id: <199701020642.AA107197366@merle.acns.nwu.edu>
To: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
> This interpretation is explicitly supported by the following, from the
> current draft[2]:
> 
> --- begin ---
> 
> 10.4.7 406 Not Acceptable [...]
>   Note: HTTP/1.1 servers are allowed to return responses which are
>   not acceptable according to the accept headers sent in the request.
>   In some cases, this may even be preferable to sending a 406
>   response. 
> 
> --- end ---

As I recall, the reason behind this provision in the spec was to
make it possible, as a degenerate case, to write "10-line http servers"
that pretty much ignored content negotiation and always returned
what they had handy...

I'm not sure how that affects your chain of reasoning...
Received on Wednesday, 1 January 1997 22:45:40 EST

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