Re: Accept-Charset support
On Wed, 4 Dec 1996, Larry Masinter wrote:
> #However, I am worried that the Accept-Charset may not take a "*" wildcard
> #parameter. Does anyone know?
> > If no Accept-Charset header is present, the default is that any
> > character set is acceptable. If an Accept-Charset header is present, and
> > if the server cannot send a response which is acceptable according to
> > the Accept-Charset header, then the server SHOULD send an error response
> > with the 406 (not acceptable) status code, though the sending of an
> > unacceptable response is also allowed.
Does the 406 response include some information on what "charset"s would
indeed be acceptable? If not, some of the considerations that I made
in other mails to this list seem to suggest that "sending an unacceptable
response" may be rather better than not sending anything.