HTTP_ACCEPT env CERN only???

Kevin J. Dyer (
Wed, 16 Aug 1995 22:29:53 -0400

I apologize if this is not the right forum, but
similar queries have been made in this wg.

I am constructing several cgi scripts and have found the environment variable
HTTP_ACCEPT in the CERN code a helpful tool when I have to make a decision on
what to put into the html or not, as the case might be. I've started to
look at other servers for reasons known to all, and I can not find in the source
of apache or ncsa if the capability exists. Am I looking in the wrong part of the
code or is this just missing. I've been reading the threads about accept vs user-agent
and this seems to be another piece of it.


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