wrong accept_languages in HTTP-requests




15 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: Walter Mueller, Assigned: Robert Kaiser)


Windows XP

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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de-AT; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030312
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de-AT; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030312

Mozilla with german language pack and german menus requests wrong language from
web server even if the settings under
Bearbeiten/Einstellungen/Navigator/Sprachen seems to be correct.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.create new english profile with mozilla -profilemanager
2.start with this profile
3.change prefs/appearance/language to german
4.restart mozilla
5.prefs/navigator/sprachen shows correct languages de-at , de, en-us, en
6 request web-page http://www2.uibk.ac.at/fakultaeten/
Actual Results:  
navigator is still requesting pages with Accept-Language en-us; en
there is no user_pref("intl.accept_languages" ... added to users prefs.js

Expected Results:  
german version of page should be requested and retrieved.


my diag is that the default settings for the menu Navigator/Sprachen and for the
preferences in prefs.js seem to be inconsitent in the de-at localization

workaround for users: 
- manually add
   user_pref("intl.accept_languages", "de-at, de, en-us, en"); 
  to prefs.js 
- modify settings under prefs/navigator/Sprachen.

Comment 1

15 years ago
prefs.js can't technically be different from the pref panels like Navigqtor >
Sprachen, as the pref panels do read the values from prefs.js - could you look
into about:config what value it does show for intl.accept_languages?

Comment 2

15 years ago
you are right, accept_languages in about:config is:
intl.accept_languages is Standard String de-at,de,en-us,en

Nevertheless pages are retrieved with:
  Accept-Language: en-us,en;q=0.5
(confirmed by a network trace)

Once more what I am actually doing is:
1. prepare/have a Profile with prefs.js like the one below
   "general.useragent.locale", "de-AT" no "intl.accept_languages" line
2. Start mozilla; profile-manager appears in !english! ; select this profile
3. pages are retrieved with Accept-Language: en-us,en;q=0.5
4. double click on value of intl.accept_languages under about:config
5. confirm value with OK value will now be "vom Benutzer gesetzt" 
6. reload page -> page will be retrieved in german 
   BTW: prefs.js now contains intl.accept_languages "de-at,de,en-us,en"

This is the complete startup prefs.js from step 1:
user_pref("browser.bookmarks.added_static_root", true);
user_pref("browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone", "rv:1.3");
user_pref("general.useragent.locale", "de-AT");
user_pref("intl.charset.default", "ISO-8859-15");
user_pref("intl.charsetmenu.browser.cache", "UTF-8, ISO-8859-15");
user_pref("mail.smtpservers", "");
user_pref("mail.ui.folderpane.version", 3);
user_pref("mailnews.start_page.url", "");
user_pref("mailnews.ui.threadpane.version", 2);
user_pref("network.cookie.cookieBehavior", 0);
user_pref("prefs.converted-to-utf8", true);
user_pref("signon.SignonFileName", "48702471.s");
user_pref("timebomb.first_launch_time", "1048702442312500");
user_pref("wallet.SchemaValueFileName", "48702471.w");

BTW: If I switch from a correctly working de-AT profile with Tools/"Profil
wechseln" (dialog now appears in german) to a profile like the one above,
navigator still requests german web pages.

My new assumption - this will be the last one ;-) is:
Localized defaults as intl.accept_languages="de-at,de,en-us,en" are not reloaded
when the locale is changed.

Comment 3

15 years ago
Hmm, this seems somehow strange...
Of course, this is no langauge pack specific bug, so over to browser developers...
Component: German-Austria/de-AT → Localization
Product: Mozilla Localizations → Browser
Version: unspecified → Trunk

Comment 4

15 years ago
some aditional info:

navigator will use correct accept-language settings if
- mozilla is started specifying the profile 
  mozilla.exe -P no_accept_lang
or if 
- mozilla is started with german UI and profile is selected manually
  mozilla.exe -UILocale de-AT
or if 
- only a single profile exists
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