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Re: Language pages for index

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 12:58:13 +0900
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To: <ysavourel@translate.com>, www-i18n-comments@w3.org

Hello Yves,

May I suggest that you send your mail to www-international@w3.org?
There, you have a much broader audience, and a much higher
chance to get an answer.

Regards,    Martin.

At 14:12 02/09/23 -0600, Yves Savourel wrote:
>According the HTML specification
>(http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/types.html#type-links), if I add the following
>to my index.htm page (served by an ISP I don't have control over):
><link rel="alternate" lang="fr" href="index_fr.htm" hreflang="fr"/>
>Shouldn't then the default page be automatically redirected to index_fr.htm
>if I don't specify a page and if my browser has its preference settings
>listing FR as its first choice?
>It doesn't seem to work on IE 6 or NN 7. (Pages have their language-content
>set properly, and the lang attribute also set).
>- I am mis-interpreting the specification?
>- Is it necessary to set something on the server-side as well?
>- Are the browsers simply not support it?
>In other words: how to get the browser to pick the right language default
>page when you don't control the server?
Received on Monday, 23 September 2002 23:58:21 UTC

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