hierarchy in language tags

Jon Hanna jon at spin.ie
Wed Feb 12 13:43:13 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 
> ill-advised".
> 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.

I think it all goes down to those cases.

For the most part though it can be done in a pinch (I know I do).

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