A Request can be decorated with a set of preferences described in this section. Some of the preferences are bound to the end user, like for example the preferred natural language, and some of the preferences are reflecting the capabilities of the application, for example if it is capable of showing a postscript document to the user. The current set is
When libwww is first started, it knows nothing about these preferences. By specifying preferences, the application can tailor libwww to fit the features supported by the application and by the end user. In the following section we will describe how the application can set up the various preferences. All preferences described in this chapter use lists to group the sets together. As we will see later in this chapter, the reason for this is that lists are an easy way of assigning specific preferences to various requests.
Adding and Deleting Format Converters
Adding and Deleting Natural Language
Adding and Deleting Content Encoders and Decoders
Adding and Deleting Character sets
Adding and Deleting Global Preferences
Adding and Deleting Lobal Preferences