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Re: AW: XHTML 2.0 and hreflang and type

From: Christian Wolfgang Hujer <Christian.Hujer@itcqis.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2003 20:36:06 +0100
To: ernestcline@mindspring.com, "W3C HTML List" <www-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <200311172036.08893.Christian.Hujer@itcqis.com>

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Hi,

Am Montag, 17. November 2003 19:12 schrieb Ernest Cline:
> It is isn't supposed to anyway.  From RFC 2616 Section 14.4:
>    As intelligibility is highly dependent on the individual user, it is
>    recommended that client applications make the choice of linguistic
>    preference available to the user. If the choice is not made
>    available, then the Accept-Language header field MUST NOT be given in
>    the request.
>
> So in other words, if a language has its user q-value set to 0,
> this is the result of a conscious choice on the part of the user.
> To have an XHTML attribute allow an author to override
> a deliberate user choice is not good practice.
a) Well, how "available" are those linguistic preferences? ;-)
Ask the average Internet Explorer user to change his / her language 
preferences and see 1. how many manage, 2. how much time it takes
b) If the author uses an anchor like this:
<span href="/glossary" hreflang="de" title="Deutsches Glossar">Glossar 
(deutsch)</span>, and the user follows that link, it has been the choice of 
the user based on his linguistic preferences, no? ;-)


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