bug 258246: RFC: Accept language header: 'en-gb' and matching

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Mon Sep 13 23:07:54 UTC 2004

Max Kanat-Alexander wrote:
> 	My best guess as to the reasoning behind the RFC has probably to do
> with Asian languages, where the thing after the dash is incredibly
> important. For example, as far as I'm aware, there are dialects of
> Chinese that cannot be read or understood easily by other people who
> also speak a language called "Chinese."

In the Chinese case, they all read the same thing - it's the 
pronunciation which is different between Mandarin and Cantonese. (There 
may well be a language where your point holds, but Chinese is not it. :-)

> 	Still, I would think that it's better to serve the user something that
> they can at least attempt to use, rather than give them nothing.

...or English ;-)


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