Re: Is “fr, en; q=0.3” a valid Accept-Language value?

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On 31 October 2016 at 12:29, Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz> wrote:
> On 31/10/2016 12:15 a.m., Samuel Williams wrote:
>> Thanks Julian, yes I wondered if that was how it was being explained.
>> It might be the wording of the sentence preceding the table:
>>
>>> would cause the following values to be associated:
>>
>> It might be clearer if it were "could be used to compute the following
>> quality values:"
>>
>
> It is not computing quality values. The q values are provided by the
> client. It is simply associating those q= values with the possible
> response types.
>
> Like so:
> 1) take the request Accept list
> 2a) sort by q= value
> 2b) drop explicit types that cannot be produced (ie xml/tar)
> 3) output the response for type at the front of the list
>
>
> If you are writing a client to produce Accept lists, then you should do
> the sorting step when generating the request so as to get faster
> responses from the server.
>
> Amos
>
>

Don't forget to disallow anything with q=0.
e.g. you might see: Accept: image/*, image/jpeg; q=0
If the client wants an image format that is *not* a jpeg.