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Re: distinguishing browser types

From: Robert S. Thau <rst@ai.mit.edu>
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 95 17:34:07 EDT
Message-Id: <9504272134.AA08181@volterra>
To: marcvh@spry.com
Cc: www-talk@www10.w3.org
   From: marcvh@spry.com

   Now, if only browsers would actually do that... instead, we have hacks on
   top of hacks on top of hacks, and nobody dares implement the real spec
   because so many broken clients will cause it to behave in unreasonable
   ways.  Most urgent is to put a quality value that is less than 1 on
   the type */*, unless the client really does mean to say that it can display
   every content-type in the entire world completely losslessly.

Note how having the server default quality to less than one on */*
conveniently solves this problem...

Your broken record for the day,
rst
Received on Thursday, 27 April 1995 17:34:14 UTC

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