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Content negotiation is a mechanism defined in the HTTP specification that makes it possible to serve different versions of a document (or more generally, a resource) at the same URI, so that user agents can specify which version fit their capabilities the best. One classical use of this mechanism is to serve an image in GIF or PNG format, so that a browser that cannot display PNG images (e.g. MS Internet Explorer 4) will be served the GIF version. To summarize how this works, when a user agent submits a request to a server, the user agent informs the server what media types it understands with ratings of how well it understands them. More precisely, the user agent provides an Accept HTTP header that lists acceptable media types and associated quality factors. The server is then able to supply the version of the resource that best fits the user agent's needs. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Content negotiation)

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Metadata related to 'content negotiation' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'content negotiation': 9 (0.5% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'content negotiation' across all Ariadne articles: 20
  • Average number of references to 'content negotiation' per Ariadne article: 2.22
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'content negotiation': 1996-05
  • Trending factor of 'content negotiation': 5 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'content negotiation':

  1. brian kelly (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. ian peacock (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. clare mcclean (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. paul miller (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. alex ball (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Netskills Corner: Fifth WWW Conference, Paris

Brian Kelly undertakes the arduous task of attending the 5th WWW Conference in Paris (is there a 'smiley' for 'green with envy'?).

May 1996, issue3, tooled up

Web Focus: Ways of Exploiting New Technologies

Brian Kelly discusses Intermediaries: Ways Of Exploiting New Technologies.

July 1998, issue16, regular column

Web Focus: Report on the WWW 8 Conference

Brian Kelly discusses WWW8 in Toronto, which took place in May 1999.

June 1999, issue20, tooled up

Web Focus: Guidelines for URI Naming Policies

Brian Kelly with some guidelines For URI naming policies in his regular column.

April 2002, issue31, tooled up

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