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Re: Accept-Language language tag order

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2012 16:56:13 +0200
Message-ID: <4FCCCC8D.90408@gmx.de>
To: "Gordon P. Hemsley" <gphemsley@gmail.com>
CC: ietf-http-wg@w3.org, Yves Lafon <ylafon@w3.org>
On 2012-04-28 22:04, Gordon P. Hemsley wrote:
> Hello all,
>
> Back in November, there was a discussion [1] about the priority of
> language tag order in the Accept-Language header. The discussion
> centered around whether the order of language tags with equal quality
> values (usually 1) was significant, and it seemed the consensus was to
> not change the spec to say that they were, since most browser UAs
> tended to send quality values correctly and changing the semantics of
> the spec requires extreme circumstances.
>
> However, I wonder if it might be beneficial to put a SHOULD in the
> spec suggesting that UAs to sort the language tags in descending
> quality order. I think most UAs already do this, and a SHOULD leaves
> enough leeway for those who implemented the old standard, where things
> were left ambiguous.
> ...

Could you explain how that would help?

Best regards, Julian
Received on Monday, 4 June 2012 17:43:43 GMT

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