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From Dragon <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Readable and L10N URIs with content negotiation and mod_rewrite/aliases
Date Tue, 11 Mar 2008 20:06:10 GMT
Daniel Aleksandersen wrote:
>I need some help to think clearer.
>To copy the example used on “Making readable URIs” at W3C:
>“A Norwegian without knowledge of basic English would like to be able to
>remember "" instead
>of "".”
>What I am wondering about is how I would go about rewriting the URIs in
>Apache to allow for content negotiation at these two URIs. If a Norwegian
>requests ‘’, he should get redirected to the
>Norwegian URI and served the Norwegian document. Say the location of the
>two versions is "/fishingrods.html.en and fishingrods.html.nb.
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But what if a person with a non-English language 
preference actually wants to view the English version?

I don't know if forcing the language to match the 
user's language preference regardless of the URL 
requested is necessarily a good idea. One example 
I can think of off-hand would be if somebody were 
learning a language and wanted to see both 
versions for comparison. Or maybe if the 
maintainer of both versions had Norwegian set and 
wanted to look at the English version without 
having to change language preferences.


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