Variant object

Variant objects in the context of HTTP are objects served by an Origin Content Server in a type of transmitted data variation (i.e. uncompressed, compressed, different languages, etc.).

HTTP/1.1 (1997–1999)[1][2] introduces Content/Accept headers. These are used in HTTP requests and responses to state which variant the data is presented in.

Example ScenarioEdit

Client:

GET /encoded_data.html HTTP/1.1
Host: www.example.com
Accept-Encoding: gzip

Server:

HTTP/1.1 200 OK 
Server: http-example-server
Content-Length: 23
Content-Encoding: gzip

<23 bytes of gzip compressed data>

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fielding, Roy T.; Gettys, Jim; Mogul, Jeffrey C.; Nielsen, Henrik Frystyk; Berners-Lee, Tim (January 1997). Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.1. IETF. doi:10.17487/RFC2068. RFC 2068. Retrieved 2009-10-24.
  2. ^ Fielding, Roy T.; Gettys, James; Mogul, Jeffrey C.; Nielsen, Henrik Frystyk; Masinter, Larry; Leach, Paul J.; Berners-Lee, Tim (June 1999). Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.1. IETF. doi:10.17487/RFC2616. RFC 2616. Retrieved 2009-10-24.

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