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Re: ISSUE-88 / Re: what's the language of a document ?

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 03:51:07 -0800 (PST)
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>
Cc: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>, www-international@w3.org, public-html@w3.org, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Message-ID: <1802282017.43565.1268308267369.JavaMail.root@cm-mail03.mozilla.org>
"Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com> wrote:

> That is a completely false statement on all accounts.  First, it is
> obviously data about the data, and thus metadata.  Second, it isn't
> particularly intended for the user agent (the primary purpose for it
> is for the author to help the server infrastructure understand the
> audience of this content and thereby influence content negotiation).
> meta http-equiv is a part of HTML specifically designed to assist
> with content management.

Why is Content-Language delivered to the UA if it is meant for the server's use? Are there content management systems that ingest documents from another server and use Content-Language to decide how they re-serve the document?

Henri Sivonen
Received on Thursday, 11 March 2010 11:51:43 UTC

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