8.1.5 MIME type of the response

MIME types desired by the Web Client for the response from the Server, as defined in the IETF RFC2616. This parameter is OPTIONAL for URI based mode, it shall be present for the WS mode “Rendered Requester” and shall not be present in the other WS mode transactions .

The parameter name shall be “contentType” for URI based mode, and, for the WS mode, “ContentTypeList” which contains one or multiple “ContentType” .

In URI based mode, t T he value shall be a list of MIME types, separated by a "," character, and potentially associated with relative degree of preference, as specified in IETF RFC2616. In WS mode, it contains one or more “ContentType” elements containing each one MIME type.

In URI based mode, t T he Web Client shall provide list of content types it supports in the "Accept" field of the Get method. The value of the ContentType parameter of the request shall be one of the values specified in that field.

Notes: 1. In URI based mode, typically the Accept field will be sent by a Web Client as “*/*”, which is compatible with any MIME types.

2. When this parameter is absent, the default content type of the response is dictated by the "MIME type constraints" sub-sections of Section 7 (i.e. 7.1.2, 7.2.2, 7.3.2, 7.4.2).