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Updated article: Setting language preferences in a browser

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This article was updated to add and remove browser information and correct some text. For a detailed list of changes read the full post.

Translators should consider retranslating the whole article.

In the list of command sequences, removed entries for Mozilla, Netscape Navigator, IE Mac, Galeon, and Lynx, since those are described in the location pointed to just below. Added entries for Firefox 3, Google Chrome and Konqueror.

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Some of the server-side language selection mechanisms require an exact match to the Accept-Language header. If a document on the server is tagged as fr (French) then a request for a document matching fr-CH (French as spoken in Switzerland) will fail.

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Some of the server-side language selection mechanisms will not match a long language tag in an Accept-Language header with a shorter tag associated with a document. If a document on the server is tagged as fr (French) then a request for a document matching fr-CH (French as spoken in Switzerland) will fail.

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