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

John Cowan <> Sat, 18 July 2009 18:02 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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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?

John Cowan
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