Re: International Document Server Support

Tony Sanders (
Mon, 06 Dec 1993 17:42:09 -0600

> Accept -- Content-Type
> Accept-Language -- Content-Language
> (n/a) -- Version

At WWWWW you (TimBL) said that client profile information should be in
the Accept: header, I thought that was the way we were heading (and when
I wrote the Client Profile proposal there wasn't an Accept-language).

I think it's pretty clear that version should be associated with the
representation and since language doesn't *have* to be orthogonal to
content-type I don't see why we should special case it.

> Can you concieve of someone wanting to specify that if it
> is postscript they prefer French, but in GIFs they only want
> Japanese?
You never know when you will have an ancient egyption on the net:
Accept: stone/tablet;language="hg_AE", text/plain;language="en_US"

Why not be as flexible as possible? It doesn't cost you anything up front.