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Re: Content Negotiation and validator

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2007 10:29:16 +0900
Message-Id: <5E0C3FE3-3D45-4F02-97B1-6FB5E523F908@w3.org>
Cc: Jasper Magick <jasper.magick@gmail.com>, www-html@w3.org, www-validator@w3.org
To: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>

Hello,

On Mar 22, 2007, at 04:23 , David Dorward wrote:
>> When validating, it says it's text/html.  Shouldn't the validator
>> be sending out headers just like any other user agent to say
>> what MIME types it accepts?
>
> It doesn't send an accept header, but the accept header *is* optional.

There's a similar ongoing discussion on the bugzilla:
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=785

I tend to think the validator could/should send an Accept: header  
with all the supported media types. Others disagree: Terje for  
instant makes a good case for no Accept: headers at all.

More opinions welcome.

-- 
olivier
Received on Thursday, 22 March 2007 01:29:20 GMT

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