Re: distinguishing browser types

Robert S. Thau (
Thu, 27 Apr 1995 19:11:41 +0500


Now, if only browsers would actually do that... instead, we have hacks on
top of hacks on top of hacks, and nobody dares implement the real spec
because so many broken clients will cause it to behave in unreasonable
ways. Most urgent is to put a quality value that is less than 1 on
the type */*, unless the client really does mean to say that it can display
every content-type in the entire world completely losslessly.

Note how having the server default quality to less than one on */*
conveniently solves this problem...

Your broken record for the day,