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Re: Advanced Status Reporting and XML vs HTML

From: John Stracke <francis@ecal.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 08:58:52 -0500
Message-ID: <3A40BB1C.875272FC@ecal.com>
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
"Roy T. Fielding" wrote:

> Accept headers are a bad idea.  They have always been a bad idea.
> A better solution is to provide the client with the primary content
> choice and a means of obtaining the new content.

But, in this case, the content is an error message; this approach would require
that the error message be stored on the server for a time, available at (say)
some other URL.  That's kind of an unpleasant requirement--especially if the
error that's being reported is "disk full".

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Received on Wednesday, 20 December 2000 12:53:18 UTC

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