The HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
406 Not Acceptable client error response code indicates that the server cannot produce a response matching the list of acceptable values defined in the request's proactive content negotiation headers, and that the server is unwilling to supply a default representation.
Proactive content negotiation headers include:
In practice, this error is very rarely used. Instead of responding using this error code, which would be cryptic for the end user and difficult to fix, servers ignore the relevant header and serve an actual page to the user. It is assumed that even if the user won't be completely happy, they will prefer this to an error code.
If a server returns such an error status, the body of the message should contain the list of the available representations of the resources, allowing the user to choose among them.
406 Not Acceptable
|RFC 7231, section 6.5.6: 406 Not Acceptable||Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Semantics and Content|
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|Chrome||Edge||Firefox||Internet Explorer||Opera||Safari||Android webview||Chrome for Android||Edge Mobile||Firefox for Android||Opera for Android||iOS Safari||Samsung Internet|
|Basic support||Chrome Full support Yes||Edge Full support Yes||Firefox Full support Yes||IE Full support Yes||Opera Full support Yes||Safari Full support Yes||WebView Android Full support Yes||Chrome Android Full support Yes||Edge Mobile Full support Yes||Firefox Android Full support Yes||Opera Android Full support Yes||Safari iOS Full support Yes||Samsung Internet Android Full support Yes|
- Full support
- Full support