Re: A broken browser

> This interpretation is explicitly supported by the following, from the
> current draft[2]:
> --- begin ---
> 10.4.7 406 Not Acceptable [...]
>   Note: HTTP/1.1 servers are allowed to return responses which are
>   not acceptable according to the accept headers sent in the request.
>   In some cases, this may even be preferable to sending a 406
>   response. 
> --- end ---

As I recall, the reason behind this provision in the spec was to
make it possible, as a degenerate case, to write "10-line http servers"
that pretty much ignored content negotiation and always returned
what they had handy...

I'm not sure how that affects your chain of reasoning...

Received on Wednesday, 1 January 1997 22:45:40 UTC