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Re: hreflang

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Sun, 05 Feb 2006 09:12:56 +1100
Message-ID: <43E526E8.4090503@lachy.id.au>
To: Tina Holmboe <tina@greytower.net>
CC: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>, www-html@w3.org

Tina Holmboe wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 04, 2006 at 04:48:27PM +0100, Laurens Holst wrote:
>>> I disagree. Accept-Language would be one of the most important 
>>> features of an user agent *if* it contained real information. 
>> It does. It is frequently used by websites such as hotmail, Google, 
>> mozilla-europe.org and other large sites to present the user with a 
>   In the case of Google, this is sadly not true.

Actually, Google do make use of Accept-Language in some cases, although 
it seems that in the case of English, they make use of other heuristics 
(such as the IP address) to guess.

I tried adding both Chinese (zh) and German (de) to the top of my 
language list, then deleted cookies, and in each case, I received that 
language from the Google sites I visited including google.com, 
google.com.au, google.se and google.no.

Lachlan Hunt
Received on Saturday, 4 February 2006 22:13:04 UTC

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