Re: Client Compliance

Nathan Torkington (
Sun, 28 Aug 1994 07:59:04 +0200 writes:

> I, too, think that sending this info out with the HTTP request is
> kind of overkill, and adds to an already long request header.

This has probably been mentioned before, but Julian Anderson (who is
working on a form of distributed caching for the Web) pointed out that
Mosaic for X sends lines and lines of Accept: headers, followed by
Accept: */* (as it gives the option to save unknown documents into a

Here is one obvious way to reduce the request header length.