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Re: Content Type

From: Allan Beaufour <beaufour@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 11:23:56 +0100
Message-ID: <90d6cb0e0603220223r63f3bf9bk3d13a3dd799f9658@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-forms@w3.org

On 3/22/06, Victor Engmark <victor.engmark@cern.ch> wrote:
> Isn't it time for user agents to start reporting more fine grained which
> standards they support? The HTTP Accept header doesn't provide enough
> information to know whether a document will be understood at all, and
> can lead to quite a few hacks, specially on sites using cutting edge
> technology, such as SVG or AJAX.

Certainly, and I know that the CDF WG is looking at that. I do not
know what the status is though. Anybody knows?

> I don't really know if this is possible, but maybe this kind of Accept
> header could be separated into a special HTTP reply. This would contain
> the URIs of the potential contents, and the user agent would send a new
> HTTP GET request with the modified Accept header, reporting the support
> levels.

Special request/reply functions will probably not happen right away, if ever.

... Allan
Received on Wednesday, 22 March 2006 10:24:17 UTC

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