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Re: distinguishing browser types

From: Brian Behlendorf <brian@organic.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Apr 1995 18:46:36 -0700 (PDT)
To: wmperry@spry.com
Cc: Multiple recipients of list <www-talk@www10.w3.org>
Message-Id: <Pine.3.89.9504221839.I276-0100000@eat.organic.com>
On Sat, 22 Apr 1995 wmperry@spry.com wrote:
>   So netscape can't do inlined HTML then, eh?  If all it sends are:
> Accept: image/gif
> Accept: image/jpeg
> Accept: image/xbm
> Accept: */*
>   Then a server should lump text/plain, application/postscript, text/rtf,
>   application/x-ms-word, and text/html all with the same rating, and is
>   free to send whichever it wants.  And application/x-ms-word would be the
>   'best' one to most servers.

Haha.  We ran into this as well with Apache - it seems some clients would 
rather get "mother.gif" than "mother.html".  :)

So, the server at least presumes "text/html; q=1" and "text/plain; q=1" if 
neither are explicitely mentioned.  Of course, that may result in a bad 
response to a VRML-only browser.....


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