W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-international@w3.org > July to September 1997

Re: Re(2): Localization and Internationalization

From: Martin J. Duerst <mduerst@ifi.unizh.ch>
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 1997 14:14:57 +0200 (MET DST)
To: Iain.URQUHART@lux.dg13.cec.be
cc: avine <avine@actracorp.com>, clift <clift@freenet.msp.mn.us>, www-international <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.96.970806141201.9086Y-100000@enoshima>
On Tue, 5 Aug 1997 Iain.URQUHART@lux.dg13.cec.be wrote:

> 
> > In any case, the data which appears on our products' Web pages
> > come from a database at the server end.  If the server doesn't know what
> > language/locale's data to retrieve, this creates a problem.

There is definitely the issue of privacy protection here.
This is already a problem for Accept-Language. If you speak
some exotic language, and set quality parameters for the languages
you speak, you are pretty easy to trace. It gets much easier if
you include shoe size and other body measures. You definitely
want your shoe maker to know your shoe size, but you don't want
everybody else to know it, so the simple Accept/Response model
of HTTP may not be suited to this.

Regards,	Martin.
Received on Wednesday, 6 August 1997 08:15:40 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Tuesday, 2 June 2009 19:16:47 GMT