HTTP_ACCEPT header issue.
Posted on 2003-03-20
Basically, i need to catch a specific mime type from the client (i just have to detect it once), I'm currently using PHP (but the issue is not specific to php) and HTTP_ACCEPT header.
( ACCEPT: image/gif, image/x-xbitmap, image/jpeg, image/pjpeg, application/vnd.ms-excel, application/vnd.ms-powerpoint, application/msword, */* ) is what i need...
Issue comes with MSIE for Mac which only send the 'accept all'
( ACCEPT:*/* )
(Probably there is other browsers which send only that but i dont need them for the moment...)
I want the list of supported mimes instead of this unusable 'accept all'...
So i need a solution, a specific header to send, or a particular Metatag in a page, or whatever else which will work (ASP and co. welcome)...
I allready crawled over google, google.groups and several technicals support without success (i've allready seen this question but no answer).
I know there is problably no solution for this problem, so i ask here to experts for any working hack/workaround for this issue.
*Please, forget about browser settings change, registry key, or any client side modification*
Thanks for any answer