[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 9387] New: HTTP 406 error not displayed in user's language

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Sat Jun 10 04:35:27 PDT 2006


           Summary: HTTP 406 error not displayed in user's language
           Product: WebKit
           Version: 420+ (nightly)
          Platform: Macintosh
               URL: http://web.nickshanks.com/browsers/safari/406
        OS/Version: Mac OS X 10.4
            Status: NEW
          Keywords: InRadar
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: WebCore Misc.
        AssignedTo: webkit-unassigned at opendarwin.org
        ReportedBy: contact at nickshanks.com

When a webserver cannot find a suitable document to return, it instead sends
back a HTTP 406 error with an exhaustive Alternates header containing every
varient of the requested URI available. If answering a GET request it also
sends back (in Apache's case) a HTML 2.0 document written /in english/.

I feel that WebKit could do better here, and use the Alternates header to tell
the user what went wrong, generate it's own list of alternates in the user's
primary language (as determined from AppleLanguages), and make it look pretty


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