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Re: default for q-values in Accept-Language and elsewhere

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Wed, 07 May 2008 19:36:06 +0900
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To: "'HTTP Working Group'" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Cc: LTRU Working Group <ltru@ietf.org>

Dear HTTP WG,

Please accept my appology for the double confusion:
- Sending out the same change request just a few hours after Mark.
- Not being able to find the text about the default value
  despite reading that subsection several times.

Regards,    Martin.

At 16:07 08/05/07, Martin Duerst wrote:
>
>Dear HTTP WG,
>
>This was brought up in the LTRU WG by Mark Davis:
>
>>Unfortunately, the specs are ill-defined regarding the q values. Take the 
>>following example:
>>
>>a, b;q=0.7, c, d;q=0.5, e, f;q=0.9, g
>>
>>The specs do not distinguish between at least two different possible 
>>reasonable interpretations of what the q values of c, e, and g are: 
>    * >   c;q=1.0, e;q=1.0, g;q=1 // always 1 
>    * >   c;q=0.7, e;q=0.5, g;q=0.9 // always same as previous 
>> Our guess is that the user meant #2, but it is only a guess.
>
>I read RFC 2616, and indeed didn't find any specification of
>the defaults for q values in the case of Accept-Language.
>
>Looking at other subsections of Section 14, there is an explicit
>default of q=1 for Accept and Accept-Charset, but I also didn't
>find a default for Accept-Encoding.
>
>Please add this issue to your issue list unless you already
>have it listed.
>
>Regards,   Martin.
>
>
>#-#-#  Martin J. Du"rst, Assoc. Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University
>#-#-#  http://www.sw.it.aoyama.ac.jp       mailto:duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp     


#-#-#  Martin J. Du"rst, Assoc. Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University
#-#-#  http://www.sw.it.aoyama.ac.jp       mailto:duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp     
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