Re: distinguishing browser types

Brian Behlendorf (
Sat, 22 Apr 1995 21:56:21 +0500

On Sat, 22 Apr 1995 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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