Re: distinguishing browser types

Brian Gaines (
Sat, 22 Apr 1995 22:16:58 +0500

In message <> Mike Meyer writes:
> > Currently the URL determines what is done, but I'd prefer to do content
> > negotiation and just check the Accept field to see if the MIME type
> > supported by the helper is available.
> And if some helper other than your supports - or claims to support -
> that mime type?

That's fine. The behavior of a helper for the x-kss MIME type we've defined
for concept maps is well-defined. Maybe one day it will graduate into a
registered MIME type. We can expect plenty of helper apps with experimental
or semi-proprietary MIME types in future. The assumption is that the MIME
type defines what the data means to a helper.


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