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Re: [Lynx-dev] Proposed patch to init preferred-doc-lang from LANG/LANG

From: Chuck Houpt
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Proposed patch to init preferred-doc-lang from LANG/LANGUAGE
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2007 16:52:45 -0400

Chuck Houpt wrote:
terminal window and enters "lynx";.

What she would actually do is type "lynx";,
which offers " offered in: ì™ñ{åÍ" for users, with
no Japanese in their language choice.

The vast majority of sites do not language negotiate, though.

True enough. I'd have to switch my story to Kurdish to find a language without a matching national Google site! Even then, there is a direct URL ( Often language negotiation is just used to keep URLs short.

I think language negotiation shows its strength in CGI-tools/web-apps like Squirrel-Mail or AWStats, where it is cleanly used to just display localized UI elements.

- Chuck

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