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

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Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 06:07:41 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=18


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------- Comment #14 from dean@55.co.nz  2007-09-28 06:07 -------
(In reply to comment #11)
> 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......

Giving a specific URI for separate HTML and XHTML pages is not a good practise
at all and has been clearly pointed out before. One would run into various
problems such as Internet Explorer users browsing to XHTML pages. Having
duplicate content issues would also arise and give problems with Search engines
and usability. Not to mention the added hassles of maintaining two files.

Why is this such a big deal to fix? Does the W3C not want to encourage people
to use XHTML with the correct mime type? Other validators send ACCEPT headers,
why can't the W3C_validator?

Thanks
Dean 
Received on Friday, 28 September 2007 06:07:50 UTC

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