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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
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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

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

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