[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 9426] New: image/gif preferred over image/png and image/tiff

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Tue Jun 13 12:40:16 PDT 2006


           Summary: image/gif preferred over image/png and image/tiff
           Product: WebKit
           Version: 420+ (nightly)
          Platform: Macintosh
               URL: http://nickshanks.com/browsers/safari/gif-negotiation
        OS/Version: Mac OS X 10.4
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Images
        AssignedTo: webkit-unassigned at opendarwin.org
        ReportedBy: contact at nickshanks.com

When requesting a file for <img> elements Safari sends "Accept: */*", which
means that by default Apache will send 8-bit GIF files in preference to 24-bit
files in other formats, as the GIFs are smaller. All other browsers send a
preference list, with GIFs given a low q-value.

A knowledgeable webmaster can set the quality of the GIF images on the server
end to something less than that of the others, but many will not. I have set up
the above URL to demonstrate this. Check it in Firefox and Safari and compare
the last image.

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