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Re: Using content negotiation to serve content variants to people

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 05:48:34 -0400 (EDT)
To: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0206210538540.15982-100000@tux.w3.org>

It is not necessarily true that the particular version gets shown in the
browser. That depends on the details of the site setup.

To test this, go to the WAI home page at http://www.w3.org and try to
bookmark the W3C logo image.

Or go to http://www.w3.org/Icons/w3c_home and bookmark it. If you don't get a
URI from there that ends in .gif or .png then the content negotiation is
working and you have bookmarked a generic resource.



On Fri, 21 Jun 2002, David Woolley wrote:

  > This is fairly straightforward - the setup is that you use the generic URI,
  > and that is what the server provides (more specific information about the
  > specific URI goes into the content-location header - for example so that if

  Which is what the browser will display in the address bar and what will
  get bookmarked.  If they have forced a language, they may not be going
  through the generic page at all, but navigating purely on their selected
  language pages.

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