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Accept header and inline images

From: Andrew Daviel <andrew@andrew.triumf.ca>
Date: Fri, 2 May 1997 17:44:38 -0700 (PDT)
To: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <Pine.LNX.3.91.970502172713.24647E-100000@andrew.triumf.ca>
Most Web browsers send Accept: */*  (perhaps after a short list) on the 
basis that they are prepared to download anything using a dialog box.
Thus, Accept is not very useful, unless to choose between alternates 
using a "q" factor.

How about an Inline-Accept header, which would list only those MIME types
supported for inline rendering? 

A browser with images turned off would send an empty header, and a
negotiating server might deliver a different, text-only, page. The same
header might include entries for background sound and embedded applications
(though it is possible to write JavaScript code to negotiate this kind of
thing). 

Andrew Daviel
Received on Friday, 2 May 1997 17:45:52 EDT

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