LEGAL
author Zibi Braniecki <zbraniecki@mozilla.com>
Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:21:33 -0700
changeset 424146 48109fce6741a2448a9d71f48deccbd72f732003
parent 1 9b2a99adc05e53cd4010de512f50118594756650
permissions -rw-r--r--
Bug 1400006 - Extend language negotiation in LocaleService to support looking for the best likelySubtag for the locale with region stripped. r=Pike, a=lizzard Add additional logic to our language negotation to do apply likelySubtags when a direct match is not available. Currently, if the user specifies the locale with region, and we do not have a direct for that region, we pick all locales for the same language and other regions in no order. The example of where it returns suboptimal results: 1) Requested locale "en-CA" 2) Available locales ["en-ZA", "en-GB", "en-US"] 3) Negotiated locales ["en-ZA", "en-GB", "en-US"] This would not happen, if the user requested a generic "de", "en" etc.: 1) Requested locale "en" 2) Available locales ["en-ZA", "en-GB", "en-US"] 3) Negotiated locales ["en-US", "en-ZA", "en-GB"] because after not finding a direct match, we would use likelySubtags to extend "en" to "en-Latn-US" and then find the priority match in "en-US". This patch extends this logic to "en-US" or "de-LU" by adding a step which strips the region tag and then applies likelySubtag on the result. This means that in absence of direct match the following fallbacks would happen: "de-LU" -> "de-DE" "es-CL" -> "es-ES" "en-CA" -> "en-US" This does not affect languages that use multiple scripts, so ar, sr and zh are not affected. MozReview-Commit-ID: BR1WrgXSf6a

Please be apprised of the following Legal Notices:

A) The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has
ruled that the Netscape Navigator code does not infringe Wang's U.S.
Patent No. 4,751,669 ("the '669 Patent") because: 1) HTML is not
Videotex as defined by the '669 patent; 2) web servers are not central
suppliers; and 3) Navigator does not "connect," as defined by the '669
Patent, to web servers on the Internet. Wang may appeal this decision to
the Federal Circuit. Wang contended that its Patent disclosing a
"Videotex" system, is infringed by the following functionality in the
Netscape Navigator code: 1) the animated logo and status line indicators
--See Claims 1,8 and 9; 2) the "File Save As" function --See Claims
23-27; 3) Bookmarks and Rename Bookmarks in the Properties window --See
Claims 20-22; 4) storing HTML, GIF, and JPEG files and adding filename
extensions --See Claim 38

B) Intermind owns pending U.S. patent applications on communications
systems which employ metadata ("channel objects") to define a control
structure for information transfer. The Netscape code does not infringe
as released; however, modifications which utilize channel objects as
described by Intermind should be considered carefully. The following is
a statement from Intermind: "Intermind's claims fundamentally involve
the use of a control structure to automate communications. ...The
essence of Intermind's top claim is that two devices sender and receiver
have persistent storage, communicate over a network, and exchange a
control structure including metadata which describes: 1) what
information is to be updated, 2) when to update this information, and 3)
how to transfer the updated information. In addition, at least the
receiving device must be able to process the metadata in order to
perform the update determination and transfer. Any digital
communications system which incorporates all of these elements will be
covered by Intermind's patents." See Intermind.com.

C) Stac, Inc., and its licensing agent Hi/fn, own several patents which
disclose data compression methods implementing an LZS compression
algorithm, including U.S. Patent Nos. 4,701,745 and 5,016, 009 ("the
Stac Patents"). The Netscape Communicator code does not perform
compression. If you modify the Netscape source code to perform
compression, please take notice of the Stac Patents.

D) Netscape Communications Corporation ("Netscape") does not guarantee
that any source code or executable code available from the mozilla.org
domain is Year 2000 compliant.