#428 Accept-Language ordering for identical qvalues

Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> Wed, 16 January 2013 15:58 UTC

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Hi there,

with <http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/changeset/2119#file1>, 
the spec now says:

"If no quality values are assigned or multiple language tags have been 
assigned the same quality, the same-weighted languages are listed in 
descending order of priority."

This is a change from both RFC 2068 and RFC 2616 which we *did* discuss 
back in the thread starting with <​ 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/ietf-http-wg/2011OctDec/0223.html>gt;; 
back then we decided not to make this change because we know of 
implementations ignoring the ordering, and no convincing argument was 
given for making the ordering significant.

I believe this change should be backed out.

Best regards, Julian