[API-users] language parameter of Species API

Markus Döring mdoering at gbif.org
Thu Aug 21 12:44:45 CEST 2014

Hi Alan,
the original intention is that the GET parameter takes precedence over the http header.


On 21 Aug 2014, at 12:33, Alan R Williams <alan.r.williams at manchester.ac.uk> wrote:

> Hello Markus,
> Thanks for the great work on the API.
> I think there may be problems because of the two ways of specifying the 
> language.
> Which takes priority if both the HTTP header and the parameter are 
> specified?
> If the HHTP header is not specified, then according to the HTTP spec:
> "A request without any Accept-Language header field implies that the 
> user agent will accept any language in response."
> That doesn't seem consistent with the ability to specify the language as 
> a parameter.
> Alan
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