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Re: Please clarify * is legal in HTTP1/1 Accept-Charset Header

From: Chris Lilley <Chris.Lilley@sophia.inria.fr>
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 1997 19:28:37 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <9701101928.ZM14942@grommit.inria.fr>
To: jbettels@netscape.com, Chris Lilley <Chris.Lilley@sophia.inria.fr>
Cc: koen@win.tue.nl, ftang@netscape.com, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com, Alan_Barrett/DUB/Lotus.LOTUSINT@crd.lotus.com, Ed_Batutis/CAM/Lotus@crd.lotus.com, bobj@netscape.com, mduerst@ifi.unizh.ch, www-international@www10.w3.org, i18ngroup@netscape.com
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On Jan 10,  8:39am, Jurgen Bettels wrote:

> I suggest having a wording saying that the wildcard in absence of
> a q-value should be used with a lower priority than any explicitly
> enumerated charset.

Right, good. Better than the fixed value I suggested. Similar for
Accept-Language and Accept, of course.

So in general, * means "if you don't have what I wanted I will take
whatever you have" while absence of * means "if you don't have what
I wanted, send a 300 Multiple Choices response"

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