406 Not Acceptable response

I want to send a response in a content type that is not listed in the
request Accept header. When I try to do this in Rails a response of
status code 406 Not Acceptable is sent. I would like to know how to do
this.

Ps: A example of a API that do this is the Sun Cloud API, where the
errors are sent in a specific media type (http://kenai.com/projects/
suncloudapis/pages/CommonBehaviors#Data_Models).

Add :status => 406 to your render call:

  render ..., :status => 406

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