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From Mark J Cox <m...@ukweb.com>
Subject Re: Negotiation updates, and transparent neg.
Date Wed, 21 Aug 1996 07:25:39 GMT
> The browser would not send "Accept-Language: en-US" -- it would send
> "Accept-Language: en"

Over the last three weeks I've been logging any Accept-Language headers
that have come in to our sites.

Here are the ones that have had either sub tags or quality ratings: the
first two are the best examples I've seen.

en, de;q=0.8, el;q=0.6, it;q=0.5, ru;q=0.2 - Lynx/2.5FM  libwww-FM/2.14
en; q=1, *; q=0.1 - Lynx/2-4-2
de, en, en-GB, fr, fr-FR, it, ja, nl, sv, es - Mozilla/2.02E [de] (Win95; I; 16bit)
en-GB - Mozilla/3.0 (Win16; I)
en-GB, en, en-US  - Mozilla/3.0 (X11; I; Linux 2.0.10 i586)
en-GB, en - Mozilla/3.0 (Macintosh; I; 68K)
en-US - Mozilla/2.0 (Macintosh; I; PPC)
en-US, es, de - Mozilla/2.0 (Macintosh; I; 68K)

The last header is interesting: "en-US, es, de".  The user won't ever get
served "en-GB" or generic "en" documents.  This is probably not what the
user was expecting.  The Netscape "language preference" option doesn't
really explain to the user what is going on (or allow users to set up
quality ratings).

Mark


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