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Re: hreflang

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Tue, 07 Feb 2006 00:12:55 +1100
Message-ID: <43E74B57.5030706@lachy.id.au>
To: Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
CC: www-html@w3.org

Steven Pemberton wrote:
> Lachlan Hunt wrote:
>> With the hreflang method, if a user (who's browser preferences don't 
>> include nl as a preferred language) bookmarks the page or copies and 
>> pastes the URI and then tries to return to the page later, they may 
>> not receive the the nl version.
> 
> Yes, this is one of the deficiencies of URLs: although there may be 
> several representations of a resource at a URL, there is no standardised 
> way of identifying any particular one.

Then, it seems that you are attempting to solve this issue at the wrong 
level.  As you point out, there is no standard for this in URIs, yet 
you're attempting to solve this limitation at the markup level and 
introducing more problems with it; and who knows where/when you expect 
those to be solved.

-- 
Lachlan Hunt
http://lachy.id.au/
Received on Monday, 6 February 2006 13:13:12 GMT

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