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Re: Add Accept-Header in HTTP Request

From: Michael[tm] Smith <mike@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2015 14:28:37 +0900
To: Florian Best <w3c@florianbest.de>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20151123052837.GK8810@sideshowbarker.net>
Florian Best <w3c@florianbest.de>, 2015-11-21 11:06 +0100:
> Archived-At: <http://www.w3.org/mid/5650421C.7070504@florianbest.de>
> Hello,
> HTTP has the feature that a resource might have multiple
> representations. For example a resource might be available in text/html,
> application/xml and application/json.
> A client is able to choose a preferred format by adding the Accept HTTP
> header in its request including a quality-parameter.
> As the Accept header is not present in the request of the W3c HTML
> Validator my web services are either responding with 406 not acceptable
> or are serving the application/json response.
> The W3C Validator should add the following HTTP request header:
> Accept: text/html; q=1, application/xhtml+xml; q=0.9, application/xml;
> q=0.8, */*; q=0.1

Rather than using the legacy W3C validator, you should consider instead
using the current W3C HTML Checker at https://validator.w3.org/nu/, which
does send an Accept header for all requests it makes.


Michael[tm] Smith https://people.w3.org/mike

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