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Re: HTTP header 'Accept' should be sent by Validator

From: Tim Bagot <tsb-w3-validator-0007@earth.li>
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 08:40:11 +0000 (UTC)
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
Cc: Tom Pike <tom.pike@xiven.com>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.33.0301100829170.1162-100000@213-152-52-166.dsl.eclipse.net.uk>

At 2003-01-10T06:06-0000, Tom Pike wrote:-

> The validator does not seem to send an 'Accept' HTTP header.
> Therefore any code which checks the Accept header to determine what type
> of document to send will assume that the validator doesn't accept
> documents of the type that they are checking for (in my case
> application/xhtml+xml).

It doesn't make much sense to me for the validator to use content
negotiation. I'd normally want to validate a specific file (and typically
each variant in turn), and the server should make each variant available
on its own URI.

Tim Bagot
Received on Friday, 10 January 2003 03:40:13 UTC

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