[whatwg] Re: internationalization/localization

Pete Harlow peter.harlow at thales-transportservices.com
Wed Jun 30 04:47:17 PDT 2004

Peter Karlsson wrote:
> Pete Harlow on 2004-06-30:
> [Accept-Language]
>>which I take to mean
>>'Send English if you have it, otherwise French, by the way, if you have it and
>>you are sending English British English would be best, and likewise French
> You have it slightly backwards. en will include en-gb, not the
> opposite, which means that your en-gb and fr-fr rules will never be
> checked. http://www.debian.org/intro/cn#howtoset has a good
> introduction on how to use it.
Thanks, I see what you mean. I must confess I haven't read the spec 
concerning this. Ideally, then, the UA shouldn't allow a sub-category of 
language to be specified after the generic language code, as a warning 
to ignorant users (like me!)



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