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Re: Problem with q values in Accept-Language

From: Brian Smith <brian@briansmith.org>
Date: Tue, 6 May 2008 21:31:26 -0700
Message-ID: <C7AE89F6252648F5961EF0D554467A02@T60>
To: "Mark Davis" <mark.davis@icu-project.org>
Cc: "HTTP Working Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

Mark Davis wrote:
> Or is the only thing the server can surmise, in
> the absence of negotiation, that smaller weights (no matter what the
> magnitude) mean lesser preference

Yes. The specification doesn't assign any significance to the magnitude of 
the difference between stated preferences; servers can (and do) interpret 
them differently. Further, the server is not obligated in any way to pay 
attention to the client's stated language preference; the server can do 
exactly the opposite of what the client requests and still be compliant.

- Brian 
Received on Wednesday, 7 May 2008 04:32:00 GMT

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