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[Bug 18] For conneg, allow choosing the Accept-* headers to send.

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Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 10:20:37 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=18


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------- Comment #11 from ot@w3.org  2007-09-27 10:20 -------
After sitting with a colleague on the issue for a while today, we concluded
that:
* it was interesting to provide users with a way to trigger format and language
negotiation, by having the validator send custom Accept and Accept-Language
headers.

* that the need for custom headers was rare, since most follow the good
practice to give a specific URI to each representation of a negotiated
resource. rare, but real, and limited to a few "experts", who would probably be
OK reading the documentation and adding the parameter to validation URIs
themselves.

As a result, I added the accept and accept-language parameters into the
validator, and documented them in the user's manual. These headers are marked
as experimental, but will be in the 0.8.2 release. There won't, for the time
being, be any GUI for now, which is typically the case for very rare or
experts-only options, such as output=n3, debug=1 etc. 
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