I've come across a couple of places where people clearly believe that
AddType directives in Apache can provide source quality values.
I've seen no examples of this in the documentation (I looked at 2.0
as well as at 1.3) nor specific reference to it in the CHANGES logs.
Were they confused, or am I missing something?
The first of the places I found (no URL, sorry) went like this
AddType application/xhtml+html .xhtml; q=1.0
AddType text/html .html; q=0.9
This made me extra sceptical, as this is attempting to specify the
source quality (qs) but uses the parameter name q, which normally
specifies the client's preference. I tried this a bit (in 1.3.20) and
it didn't seem to have any effect (nor did it report an error,
The second place that I found was this
(where the context is less obvious, I admit) with examples like this
AddType image/svg;qs=0.85 svg svgz
AddType image/png;qs=0.7 png
AddType image/jpeg;qs=0.8 jpg jpeg
When I was looking at negotiated content in Apache, I had been unable
to find a way for MultiViews to take account of source quality, and I
therefore thought that using a typemap was then the only way to get
source quality taken into account.
If there's anything in either of these snippets mentioned above,
then it would seem that Apache might have such a mechanism already?
(albeit at least one of the snippets presumably has to be wrong in
Does Apache have such an option? Does it really participate in the
content negotiation? Have I missed the documentation for it?