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Re: please reivew mobileOK Basic Tests 1.0

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2007 22:56:23 -0700
Message-Id: <2E012F52-98E4-491B-85EB-CD0B34124630@apple.com>
Cc: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>, public-bpwg-comments@w3.org, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
To: Sean Owen <srowen@google.com>


On Jun 10, 2007, at 4:09 PM, Sean Owen wrote:

>
> It's an interesting point. RFC 2616 says in 14.1 that Accept *can*
> indicate desired types this way, and 10.4.7 says that servers can even
> return a type not listed in the Accept header in some cases. I bring
> it up to make the point that Accept seems to be advice, and doesn't
> have to exactly enumerate acceptable types.
>
> It seems standard practice that user agents send a fixed string
> listing all of what they support each time.

At least for desktop browsers, that is not the case. They would send  
a different Accept: header when requesting the main document, when  
requesting a CSS stylesheet, when requesting an image for an <img>  
element, when requesting a script, etc.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Monday, 11 June 2007 05:56:36 UTC

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