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Re: hreflang

From: Oskar Welzl <lists@welzl.info>
Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2006 13:01:53 +0100
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <1139227314.22679.20.camel@erde.hormayrgasse>

Am Sonntag, den 05.02.2006, 16:18 +0100 schrieb Laurens Holst:
> Assume I have a site in both English and Dutch. Which of those is served 
> to the user depends on the Accept-Language header. On the English 
> version I have a link to the Dutch version, and vice versa. The link 
> would contain /?lang=nl.
> If the user clicks on that link because he would contrary to his 
> language preference settings rather like to read the Dutch version, all 
> the internal links in the Dutch version would also have to contain 
> ?lang=nl, or whenever the user clicks on another link it will switch 
> back to English.

This is a good example of how broken the concept of @hreflang in XHTML2
is at the moment. 
It basically corresponds to B6 in my original post; not only following a
link in the Dutch version is a problem; also a simple reload of the page
is unspecified. Will it reload the Dutch version because you got there
with an @hreflang="nl"? Or will it reload the english page because you
never specified Dutch in your browser, only "en"?

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