Re: #428 Accept-Language ordering for identical qvalues

Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz> Sat, 19 January 2013 09:04 UTC

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On 19/01/2013 8:12 p.m., Adrien W. de Croy wrote:
> sorry, missed that ;q=0.8
>
> ignore that comment about order pref

But your message is another great example of why stating order will 
improve interoperability.

The explicit statement that no q-value defaults to q=1, AND discussion 
about ordering by q-value leads many to interpret the old specs as the 
header being ordered exactly like you did there. Some large deployed 
implementations are doing this; correctly or not according to 2616.

Amos