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From Pedro Albuquerque <palbuquerqu...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Website: Detecting Visitor's Locale
Date Thu, 10 Jul 2014 06:29:04 GMT
Em 09-07-2014 23:21, Marcus (OOo) escreveu:
> Am 07/07/2014 11:30 PM, schrieb Andrea Pescetti:
>> On 07/07/2014 Marcus (OOo) wrote:
>>> This means to split-up that some languages get a redirecting and some
>>> not? Hm, I don't like this idea of special treatment.
>>
>> I was the one to suggest this. I'll explain a bit. The Italian website
>> for example is reasonably up-to-date for the main parts, but it still
>> has lots of outdated content. If a person sees the English site and
>> then, using the select explicitly, goes to the Italian site, he is aware
>> that there is a nicer, possibly more up-to-date, English site available.
>> If the automatic redirection is done, he could have a wrong impression.
>> This is why I proposed that translation teams can state that their site
>> is "ready",
>>
>>> Sorry, but I still don't think that an automatic redirecting on our
>>> initial homepage is a good idea. That would mean the user is never
>>> able to go to another webpage with redirection as it would
>>> result again in another immediate redirection.
>>
>> This is a very important point. If I get it right (or you meant
>> something else?), the danger you see is that someone automatically
>> redirected to the PT site cannot go back to the English site and see the
>> home page in English. There are a few ways to fix this (like sniffing
>> the referer, or sending the "English" link in the select to something
>> that includes a fragment), but this is indeed to be fixed: we can't lock
>> visitors out of the English home page.
>
> Sure, this is one point. But to fix this we have to implement another
> fix and increase complexity. But what would be the real advantage?
>
> To get somehow forward I've searched a bit in the Internet and
> stumbled over Amazon's feature:
>
> When browsing as German user to "http://www.amazon.com" then I get a
> message hint (shown as graphic) if I would like to visit the German
> website "http://www.amazon.de". Click on it and then you will be
> redirected. Maybe you can see the same within your country.
>
> http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/gateway/crossover/germany_660x50._V153157210_.png
>
>
> This feature means:
>
> - No automatism that user maybe don't want to have.
> - The user can go to the localized website with one click.
> - The hint is not disturbing as it is no pop-up or dialog box.
>
> If we want to point the users to their localized websites, then this
> is what I would like to see implemented.
>
> We can show a message box over the current list items if the website
> identifies a user that could be redirected to her/his localized NL
> website.
>
> @All:
> What do you think?

Hi,
you are absolutely right. This solution even prevents undesired
redirections if one is using a vpn/proxy.
I agree!
Regards,
Pedro.

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