Re: [Ltru] Issue 113 (language tag matching (Accept-Language) vs RFC4647), was: Proposed resolution for Issue 13 (language tags)

Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> Sat, 18 July 2009 18:18 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Ltru] Issue 113 (language tag matching (Accept-Language) vs RFC4647), was: Proposed resolution for Issue 13 (language tags)
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John Cowan wrote:
> Julian Reschke scripsit:
> 
>> The intention was to normatively refer to that matching algorithm that 
>> actually is equivalent to what RFC2616 used to define (remember, we're 
>> not changing the protocol here). Did we pick the wrong one?
> 
> No, basic filtering is the RFC 2616 algorithm all right.  You might
> consider allowing HTTP servers to do lookup if basic filtering
> produces no results: Apache already does this.
> 
> Is there some reason why you aren't referring to BCP 47?

The spec does refer to BCP 47: 
<http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/draft-ietf-httpbis-p3-payload-07.html#RFC4647>.

BR, Julian