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Improved documentation around HTTP server meta variables.

Fixed #16581, with thanks to Bernhard Essl.

git-svn-id: http://code.djangoproject.com/svn/django/trunk@16644 bcc190cf-cafb-0310-a4f2-bffc1f526a37
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@@ -125,10 +125,10 @@ All attributes except ``session`` should be considered read-only.
Available headers depend on the client and server, but here are some
examples:
- * ``CONTENT_LENGTH``
- * ``CONTENT_TYPE``
- * ``HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING``
- * ``HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE``
+ * ``CONTENT_LENGTH`` -- the length of the request body (as a string).
+ * ``CONTENT_TYPE`` -- the MIME type of the request body.
+ * ``HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING`` -- Acceptable encodings for the response.
+ * ``HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE`` -- Acceptable languages for the response.
* ``HTTP_HOST`` -- The HTTP Host header sent by the client.
* ``HTTP_REFERER`` -- The referring page, if any.
* ``HTTP_USER_AGENT`` -- The client's user-agent string.
@@ -138,7 +138,7 @@ All attributes except ``session`` should be considered read-only.
* ``REMOTE_USER`` -- The user authenticated by the Web server, if any.
* ``REQUEST_METHOD`` -- A string such as ``"GET"`` or ``"POST"``.
* ``SERVER_NAME`` -- The hostname of the server.
- * ``SERVER_PORT`` -- The port of the server.
+ * ``SERVER_PORT`` -- The port of the server (as a string).
With the exception of ``CONTENT_LENGTH`` and ``CONTENT_TYPE``, as given
above, any HTTP headers in the request are converted to ``META`` keys by
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