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Re: qvalue *

From: Frank Ellermann <nobody@xyzzy.claranet.de>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2008 23:47:27 +0200
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <g77tbd$onq$1@ger.gmane.org>

Sorry, sent before I was ready...  Here's the proposal:

| Note that "*" or similar wildcards depending on the
| Accept header fields are interpreted as "*;q=1".
| If a wildcard is associated with a non-zero <qvalue>,
| then equal or smaller non-zero <qvalue>s for other
| choices are in essence pointless.  Clients MAY assist
| users to avoid this scenario.

All variations of MAY are fine, e.g., SHOULD, or some
vaguer statement with "desirable" and "might".
 [Julian asked:]
> So why start here

Maybe adopt the proposal above, and be done with it.

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