Re: Tables and non-table-able browsers

Mike Meyer (mwm@contessa.phone.net)
Wed, 9 Aug 95 22:48:10 PST


Subject:  Re: Tables and non-table-able browsers
In-Reply-To: <Pine.SOL.3.91.950809200657.5767u-100000@eat.organic.com>
From: mwm@contessa.phone.net (Mike Meyer)
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 95 22:48:10 PST
Message-Id: <19950809.752A5C8.1431E@contessa.phone.net>
To: www-html@w3.org

> Apache and CERN can do content negotiation on Accept: headers as per the
> HTTP specifications, but they don't use the User-Agent field to make
> content decisions.  However, it would probably not be hard to modify
> Apache's mod_negotiation.c module (in 0.8.x and beyond) to look at that
> and compare it to some matrix of heuristics (i.e. invent a new server
> configuration directive like
> 
> AddUserAgentAccept /*Mozilla*/ text/x-netscape-html

The pattern isn't good enough - the stats I've seen show about that
maybe 2/3rds of the Mozilla fetches are coming from 1.1 or 1.2; the
other third from 1.0 or earlier. You need to check for that case as
well.

As an aside, aws does document-level filtering on arbitrary http
fields, and WN allows conditional text in the document based on
various HTTP header fields.

	<mike