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Re: content negotiation for language in web pages

>>"James" == James A Treacy <treacy@debian.org> writes:

James> The big problem with this is that it all hinges on every server
James> supporting content negotiation (CN from here on in). We don't
James> control the mirrors so it's a big problem. Without content
James> negotiation, you run into a problem in deciding how to write
James> links. If you just write <foo>.html, then CN does the right
James> thing. Without CN, you can only get one language.

	Pardon me for being dense, but it is not any worse than the
 current situation, is it? I mean, we have the default language at the
 moment. Though we can't mandate content negotiation on mirror
 servers, we can suggest that they do so; don't most modern servers
 support CN quite easily? 

	And in any case, it does seem like CN is the way to go, and
 even mirror servers that do not support it yet shall gradually get to
 supporting it.


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