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RE: [i81] Content Negotiation for media types

From: Mike Dierken <dierken@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2007 10:33:52 -0800
To: <LMM@acm.org>, "'Javier Godoy'" <rjgodoy@hotmail.com>, <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <009201c81f11$40d009a0$0201a8c0@mercury>

> Clearly "deprecate" was hyperbole. (I can say that since I 
> raised the issue in the first place.) However, Accept headers 
> have a limited domain of applicability, e.g., when the client 
> has a limited repertoire of types that it is actually willing 
> to accept, and this is generally not true on typical desktop 
> web browsers (maybe some phones might have such a limitation).
> 
What about the additional context that a tag such as <img> or <script>
provide? 
Although modern desktop Web browsers handle many formats as compared to some
mobile devices (and that is rapidly changing), the context of URI within a
document may give enough hints that a browser would select a sub-set of all
media types for use in the Accept header. Or am I misunderstanding the issue
altogether?
Received on Sunday, 4 November 2007 18:33:49 GMT

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