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Content negotiation fails for some */* headers (regression)

Reported by Fjan | November 20th, 2010 @ 08:37 PM

On Rails 3.0.3 clients that have an accept header with */* in it will not get a response iff there is an unrecognized mime type in the header and there is no html/text mime type. For example (headers taken from actual production log)

These clients see a "template missing":

  • HTTP_ACCEPT: text/*
  • HTTP_ACCEPT: */*, auth/sicily
  • HTTP_ACCEPT: */*, application/youtube-client

These clients get the proper response:

  • HTTP_ACCEPT: */*
  • HTTP_ACCEPT: */*, text/html, application/youtube-client

These odd headers are pretty rare (Windows CE phone, down jones spider, etc), about 3 per day on a high traffic site, but according to specs they should still receive an HTML response as this ticket discusses.

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