Stewart Brodie wrote:
If a server can't cope with it (evidence, please!), fix it.

Some older versions of Microsoft IIS are the servers that I've come across
that fail to cope with it.  It is unrealistic to expect these to be
undeployed any time soon.  The comment in my code does not specify version
numbers - it simply indicates that a lack of an Accept header causes some
versions of IIS to return a None Match error.  On that basis, and because
sending "Accept: */*" fixes the problem, I am assuming that the fault lies
in the content negotation code.

Well, the client alway can set "Accept" to "*/*" if it needs to communicate with that server.

Please do not burden the spec with workarounds when it is clearly *not* required.

BR, Julian

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