hierarchy in language tags

Sean M. Burke sburke at cpan.org
Wed Feb 12 04:31:55 CET 2003

At 11:32 AM 2003-02-12 +0000, Jon Hanna quoted Martin Duerst saying:
>"The hierarchy of language tags is a feature that can be used, not a 
>feature that must be used."

Hm, it's it being a "feature" sounds a long way from it being "shown to be 

Anyway, personally I'm trying to see any trouble with assuming that 
"Accept-Language: XX-YY" can, in a pinch, match a document tagged merely as 
XX.  There are a few cases where it is likely to do the wrong thing, but I 
have a feeling that those are exceptional cases.

Sean M. Burke    http://search.cpan.org/~sburke/

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