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Re: hreflang

From: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>
Date: Sun, 05 Feb 2006 14:33:30 +0100
Message-ID: <43E5FEAA.6050403@students.cs.uu.nl>
To: "Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Cc: www-html@w3.org

Jukka K. Korpela schreef:
> (And the hreflang attribute probably always remains useless. 
> Personally, I use it sometimes - as a documentation for myself mostly.

I style it as e.g. a [fr] next to the link. This is convenient because 
while in an English text, I can warn my English readers in advance that 
the link they are about to follow is in French.

> But it's actually worse than useless when it is incorrect. And the 
> destination of a link _may_ change language - perhaps switching to a 
> language-negotiated version - without notifying people who link to it.)

Well, I suppose that’s what the new definition of hreflang is trying to 
avoid. Although I’m not sure that’s a good idea; I’d say the visitor 
would obviously prefer the link to be in a language he understands.


Ushiko-san! Kimi wa doushite, Ushiko-san!!
Laurens Holst, student, university of Utrecht, the Netherlands.
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