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Re: Browsers breaking content negotiation

From: Ruben Verborgh <Ruben.Verborgh@UGent.be>
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2017 19:40:25 +0000
To: Martynas Jusevičius <martynas@graphity.org>
CC: public-lod <public-lod@w3.org>, "public-rww@w3.org" <public-rww@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B3AE9DC3-B744-4B92-97D5-1E240E71CCC6@ugent.be>
> Even only
> considering image media types, such browser behavior breaks
> applications.

What applications exactly break?

If you are talking about "Web applications", they don't break,
because you can still customize the accept header.

> If for example both image/svg and image/png are supported, and maybe
> SVG is preferred, the server cannot make an informed choice based on
> Accept: */* only.

Representation-specific URLs are possible.

<https://example.org/images/abc> ex:hasRepresentation <https://example.org/images/abc.jpg>.
<https://example.org/images/abc> ex:hasRepresentation <https://example.org/images/abc.svg>.
<https://example.org/images/abc.jpg> dct:format "image/jpeg".
<https://example.org/images/abc.svg> dct:format "image/svg+xml".

Best,

Ruben
Received on Thursday, 9 February 2017 19:41:01 UTC

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