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

From: Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz>
Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2011 16:38:42 +1300
Message-ID: <4ED1B0C2.8080100@treenet.co.nz>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
CC: Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org
On 27/11/2011 3:42 a.m., Julian Reschke wrote:
> On 2011-11-25 00:15, Harald Alvestrand wrote:
>> Thanks for the datasets, Amos!
>>
>> Quick analysis of the 1742 different Accept-Language header:
>>
>> 156 multiple languages, none with q values
>> 247 single language with no q value
>> 43 all languages with q value
>> 1255 all languages but one with q value
>> 41 multiple languages without q value, some with q value
>>
>> I didn't check whether the values were always sorted; there were some
>> like this one:
>>
>> th-th,th;q=0.8,en-us;q=0.6,en-gb;q=0.4,en;q=0.2,x-ns1rW_REX3VNhu,x-ns2p1c0Nnym7b6 
>>
>>
>>
>> where it certainly looks as if the accept-language header was used to
>> communicate something that isn't a standard language, but strictly
>> speaking, those rightmost values sort before #2 from the left, because
>> the default q value is 1.0.
>>
>> So there are 197 examples of headers whose interpretation according to
>> the standard might be affected by the proposed interpretation (or
>> integration of information from another specification).
>> ...
>
> The data set that we're looking out has only one entry per unique 
> charset/UA value. This makes it impossible to understand how frequent 
> these combinations actually appear. For instance, out of the 45000 
> records I see roughly ~100 for Firefox 7 and Firefox 8 combined.
>
> Maybe the dataset could be regenerated with information about the 
> frequency of each of these combinations?

Sorry. It is generated from anonymixed contributions by our client ISP. 
Due to the intended purpose and size of the raw data frequency is not 
available. All I get is what you see.

AYJ
Received on Sunday, 27 November 2011 03:39:37 GMT

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