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Re: ISSUE: LANGUAGE-TAG

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 1997 14:23:46 PDT
Message-Id: <33CFDEE2.3578@parc.xerox.com>
To: "Martin J. Duerst" <mduerst@ifi.unizh.ch>
Cc: Maurizio Codogno <mau@beatles.cselt.stet.it>, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
The editing group accepts your proposed addition as a reasonable
bit of implementation advice to add to the HTTP/1.1 spec

> >>> START OF PROPOSED ADDITION
> Note: When making the choice of linguistic preference available to
> the user, implementors should take into account the fact that users
> are not familliar with the details of language matching as described
> above, and should provide appropriate guidance. As an example, users
> may assume that on selecting "en-gb", they will be served any kind
> of English document if British English is not available. A user
> agent may suggest in such a case to add "en" to get the best
> matching behavior.
> <<<< END OF PROPOSED ADDITION
Received on Friday, 18 July 1997 14:45:09 EDT

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