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From Ariel Constenla-Haile <>
Subject Re: Website: switching language keeps relative page
Date Mon, 12 Jan 2015 21:08:00 GMT
Hi Stepukonis,

On Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 10:49:30PM +0200, Aivaras Stepukonis wrote:
> This is just an idea for those of you who may find it useful and have the
> skills to implement it.
> When one changes the language of the website one is taken to the home
> (topmost) page in that particular language. Wouldn't it be nice to retain
> the relative page when switching the language? Here's what I mean:
> Say, I'm on "" and decide to switch
> the language to German. As it is now, I'm taken to
> "". In many cases, though, especially when
> comparing or cross-checking stuff, it would be more handy to be taken to
> "". That is to say, by switching the
> language one gets to view the counterpart ("same") page in that language:
> e.g., if on ".../lt/download/", then to ".../de/download/"; if on
> ".../pt/why/", then to ".../hu/why/", etc.

This wouldn't be so straight-forward, because localized sites may have
localized folders; for example, in the Spanish site the folder are "descargar" = download "por-que" -> ¿Por qué? = why

(This shows how precarious and primitive is the current way of
maintaining the whole thing, where some change in the English download
page may brake everything).

Ariel Constenla-Haile
La Plata, Argentina

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