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Re: Accept-Language language tag order

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2012 18:16:17 +0200
Message-ID: <4FCCDF51.50809@gmx.de>
To: "Gordon P. Hemsley" <gphemsley@gmail.com>
CC: ietf-http-wg@w3.org, Yves Lafon <ylafon@w3.org>
On 2012-06-04 17:59, Gordon P. Hemsley wrote:
> ...
>>> Are there reasons not to do this?
>>
>> The order is not significant. It never was. If w etry to help broken
>> recipients we will break senders that do not sort.
>>
>> That's a normative change for which I simply see no compelling reason.
>
> Well, I'm confused: I thought SHOULD meant that it was preferred, but
> not required. How would that break senders who do not sort?
> ...

They wouldn't be conforming anymore; you may want to read RFC 2219 and 
the definition of "SHOULD".

BTW this exactly why we're trying to reduce the amount of SHOULDs in the 
spec.

Best regards, Julian
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