[Vorbis] Can't access www.xiph.org from Japan
webkid at webkid.com
Sun Sep 25 17:56:42 PDT 2005
I'm inclined to agree with Ian. People experiencing this issue have a
misconfigured browser. The webserver is functioning according to
internet standards set by w3.org for all servers to follow.
The fact that other websites don't exhibit the problem is not an
indication of a bug in this website. If you no longer wish to encounter
the problem, set English as an alternate acceptable language in your
browser. That will cause your browser to list English as an acceptable
language when it queries the server, which will subsequently return an
English page on your request if no Japanese page is available.
I suggest you read the description for the 406 error; it says your
browser has essentially told it that English is not an acceptable
language. That's like asking you to respond to this message, but you can
only respond using UDP packets directed at my IP address. If you replied
via email, you would be violating what I listed as an acceptable means
for replying to my message.
pub at cyanet.jp wrote:
> I do not know the other English site which return 406 error for
> Japanese. So, I think xiph's web server is misconfigurated.
> Most people don't know browser's language setting. So, they stop
> reading, since they get 406 error per moving pages.
> Please fix it. What is necessary must just be to add
> "ForceLanguagePriority Fallback" to httpd.conf.
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