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[Bug 4899] language-negotiation failure leaves $lang undefined, crashes validator

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Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2007 02:32:26 +0000
To: www-validator-cvs@w3.org
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ot@w3.org changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
         AssignedTo|dave.null@w3.org            |ot@w3.org
          Component|Templates                   |check
            Summary|Software Error when         |language-negotiation failure
                   |validating with Firefox     |leaves $lang undefined,
                   |                            |crashes validator
   Target Milestone|---                         |0.8.1

------- Comment #4 from ot@w3.org  2007-08-07 02:32 -------
Hi Peter.

Thanks for the very helpful debug trace. I think I figured out the bug, on my
way to patching the validator.

(In reply to comment #2)

> HTML::Template->new() : Cannot open included file
> /usr/local/validator/share/templates/result.tmpl : file not found. 

This should not be happening. The validator is supposed to be looking in
/usr/local/validator/share/templates/[LANGUAGE]/result.tmpl where [LANGUAGE] is
the localization language chosen. Right now, it's always english, the validator
has not been translated yet.

I found that in some (rare) cases, the language detection goes wrong, e.g when
the client sends:

telnet validator.w3.org 80
GET /check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fvalidator.w3.org HTTP/1.1
Host: validator.w3.org
Accept-Language: en;q=0

Which is the HTTP equivalent of the silly joke:
"give me content in english.... NOT!!!"

I am patching the validator to fall back to its default language when this
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