Proposed modified records for 'cpe' and 'son'

Phillips, Addison addison at
Mon Jan 5 19:12:13 CET 2009

Browsers don’t do matching either. In a browser you can set your language preferences. Some web sites will look at that information to determine the language or locale of the content to serve back to you (using a matching algorithm).

Addison Phillips
Globalization Architect -- Lab126

Internationalization is not a feature.
It is an architecture.

From: ietf-languages-bounces at [mailto:ietf-languages-bounces at] On Behalf Of CE Whitehead
Sent: Monday, January 05, 2009 9:51 AM
To: ietf-languages at
Subject: Re: Proposed modified records for 'cpe' and 'son'

Again, thanks for the information!  I meant to say browsers, what filtering algorithms do the four or five most common browsers use to match language tags?


--C. E. Whitehead
cewcathar at<mailto:cewcathar at>
> Date: Sun, 4 Jan 2009 19:19:43 -0500
> From: John Cowan <cowan at>

> CE Whitehead scripsit:
> > So extended filtering is the only option for compatibility. I
> > still need to research which search engines use extended filtering,
> Search engines don't use language tags at all, except internally;
> at the scale of the Web, it would be reckless to assume that
> documents are correctly tagged.
> --
> What asininity could I have uttered John Cowan <cowan at>
> that they applaud me thus?
> --Phocion, Greek orator
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