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Re: [xml-dev] Accept-Charset and XML declaration?

bryan rasmussen wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 1:24 PM, Chris Burdess <dog@bluezoo.org> wrote:
>> bryan rasmussen wrote:
>>  > I was just wondering, what SHOULD happen if I have an XML file server
>>  > side that has encoding UTF-16 with a declaration of that, and my
>>  > accept-charset header sent by my client is iso-8859-1?
>>  406
> I figure it's a 406 if the server is XML aware, but if it was XML
> aware it could go ahead and transform the UTF-8 to iso-8859-1 and send
> it, in which case it wouldn't need to do a 406.

Note that 406 is truly optional, see

"Note: HTTP/1.1 servers are allowed to return responses which are not 
acceptable according to the accept headers sent in the request. In some 
cases, this may even be preferable to sending a 406 response. User 
agents are encouraged to inspect the headers of an incoming response to 
determine if it is acceptable." -- 

BR, Julian

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