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Request #21115 Function to parse Accept-like headers
Submitted: 2002-12-20 10:40 UTC Modified: 2014-12-30 10:41 UTC
Votes:15
Avg. Score:4.1 ± 1.1
Reproduced:14 of 14 (100.0%)
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Same OS:2 (14.3%)
From: freaky at aagh dot net Assigned:
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 [2002-12-20 10:40 UTC] freaky at aagh dot net
Using content negotiation I often find myself wanting a low-cost but correct way of parsing Accept headers, e.g, Accept: for application/xhtml+xml or application/rdf+xml, or Accept-Language: for en/fr/de/klingon, or Accept-Encoding: for UTF, or whatever.

Although parsing these in PHP isn't particularly difficult, it's fairly expensive if you want to do it properly, handling weights and levels -- most don't bother.

A function to pass this work off to C would be nice, and would discourage broken Accept header checks that ignore weighting (e.g. just searching HTTP_ACCEPT for application/xhtml+xml breaks when it's q=0.0, and results in undesirable behavior when text/html has a higher q=).

Given that serving XHTML as application/xhtml+xml is gaining in popularity, I think this would be a valuable addition to PHP's API.

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 [2014-04-16 18:11 UTC] levim@php.net
-Status: Open +Status: Feedback -Package: Feature/Change Request +Package: *General Issues -Operating System: +Operating System: Any -PHP Version: 4.2.3 +PHP Version: *
 [2014-04-16 18:11 UTC] levim@php.net
Is this something you still have interest in? Last I knew you couldn't trust browsers to send decent accept headers anyway. This article is from 2009 but as far as I know things haven't changed since then: http://www.newmediacampaigns.com/blog/browser-rest-http-accept-headers
 [2014-12-30 10:41 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
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