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Re: "Accept" on 415 responses?

From: mike amundsen <mamund@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 23:26:59 -0500
Message-ID: <CAPW_8m5qYPfsC+J+sJOKZGjseSmaTiN2TFqSU4siddDjWDHeBQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz>
Cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Amos:

in the example i attached:

X-Accept-Types: text/html,text/xml,application/json
is what clients can use when negotiating responses from servers

X-Content-Types: text/xml,application/x-www-form-urlencoded,application/json
is what clients can use when constructing bodies that will be sent to servers

There might be better names for these two cases.

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On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 23:19, Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz> wrote:
> On 13/12/2011 10:56 a.m., mike amundsen wrote:
>>
>> Yes, I think this could be helpful.
>>
>> I adopted a similar pattern for some internal work a while back that
>> addressed this problem[1]:
>>
>> In a nutshell, I added this to options:
>>
>> -- Typical call to OPTIONS for this URL
>> REQUEST: **************
>> OPTIONS /xcs/ugdata/ HTTP/1.1
>> content-type:text/plain
>> Host: localhost
>> Accept: */*
>>
>> RESPONSE: **************
>> HTTP/1.1 200 OK
>> Allow: DELETE,GET,HEAD,OPTIONS,POST,PUT
>> X-Accept-Types: text/html,text/xml,application/json
>> X-Content-Types:
>> text/xml,application/x-www-form-urlencoded,application/json
>
>
> You seem to have a problem: the two headers are advertising two unique sets
> of mime types as being accepted from the client by this server.
> Surely it should at least be advertising a consistent set.
>
> AYJ
>
>
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