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Re: Possible issue: Accept-language priority based on language order

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 23:41:22 +0100
Message-ID: <4ECD7692.7080109@gmx.de>
To: Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz>
CC: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
On 2011-11-23 23:29, Amos Jeffries wrote:
> ...
> I've been keeping an eye on this since implementing language negotiation
> in Squid.
>
> It appears that nearly all agents are sending the language codes sorted
> by q value anyway. Whether they send the q value or not it is still
> possible to optimize by using the left-most wins assumption.
>
> If anyone is interested in doing a deeper analysis I have a dataset
> available covering the last year on several networks linking the
> Accept-Language and User-Agent header pair.
> ...

Analysis would be good.

I'm skeptical because we're not really allowed to make changes breaking 
previously compliant implementations without *very* good reasons.

I'm also not too enthusiastic having to consider whether this would be 
*specific* to Accept-Language, or apply to all Accept headers.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 23 November 2011 22:42:11 GMT

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