[webkit-dev] exposing the value of Accept-Language via window.navigation.acceptLanguage ?

Alexey Proskuryakov ap at webkit.org
Wed Jul 22 22:52:25 PDT 2009

22.07.2009, в 22:36, Darin Fisher написал(а):

> Firefox and Chrome send very similar A-L headers.  Given FF's  
> marketshare, I'm surprised you observed compat problems with doing  
> the same.  Was that a recent observation?  Can you provide more  
> details about the issues you observed?

It's not recent, see <http://lists.macosforge.org/pipermail/webkit-dev/2005-June/000217.html 
 >. There is also some discussion in <https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3510 
 >, not sure if any of it is still relevant.

I do not have a reference handy, but IIRC, sending quality values was  
breaking some widely deployed intranet webmail system.

> It should be noted that normally people only have one value (or one  
> family of values: "en" and "en-US" for example) on the A-L list, and  
> that they have to configure their browser to advertise other  
> languages.  I think that addresses the privacy concerns, assuming  
> suitable wording in the configuration panel.

Safari takes the languages from system configuration.

- WBR, Alexey Proskuryakov

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