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Re: Translations

From: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 1997 13:33:57 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <199701151233.NAA02527@wsooti08.win.tue.nl>
To: carrasco@innet.lu (M.T. Carrasco Benitez)
Cc: www-international@www10.w3.org
M.T. Carrasco Benitez:
>
[...HTTP accept-language header...]
>
>I agree: it is just the semantic of q; there has been talks in this 
>list and before this list.
>
>"q" should be used for *one* of the following:
> - Quality of the linguistic version
> - Ordered preference list of languages

Quoting the HTTP/1.1 specification:

|Each language-range MAY be given an associated quality value which
|represents an estimate of the user's preference for the languages
|specified by that range.

so the q gives the preference of the user.  HTTP/1.1 does not assign any
meaning to the order in which the languages are listed in the header, the
preference ranking is completely determined by the q factors.

>Tomas

Koen.
Received on Wednesday, 15 January 1997 07:38:03 GMT

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