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RE: [nelocsig] Re: Multilingual Web Site Architecture

From: Martin J. Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 16:41:29 +0900
Message-Id: <199911170739.QAA24845@sh.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
To: Barry Caplan <barry@kana.com>
Cc: Suzanne Topping<stopping@rochester.rr.com>, www <www-international@w3.org>
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At 16:53 1999/11/11 -0500, Barry Caplan wrote:
> Suzanne,
> 
> I would say this method represents a pretty decent start.
> 
> Barry
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Anders Bandholm [mailto:Anders.Bandholm@uni-c.dk]
> Sent: Thursday, November 11, 1999 12:13 PM
> To: Suzanne Topping; www; i18n; nelocsig
> Subject: [nelocsig] Re: Multilingual Web Site Architecture
> 
> 
> The EUN (European Schoolnet, http://www.eun.org) has a language architecture
> based on Apaches capabilities in "Content Negotiation", but as a supplement
> a set of "static language sites" are built for each language.
> (www.en.eun.org, www.fr.eun.org, etc.) As a result, users can have their
> browser select the language, or they can select a fixed language.
> 
> The fixed language sites are built by copying the directory structure of the
> main site, and creating symbolic links to the relevant files. This process
> is done by a batch job (takes a few minutes) that essentially simulates the
> language prioritisation that a browser would have done.
> 
> The architecture allows an individual file to exist in any number of
> languages, and still present the user with the most appropriate language
> version.
> 
> Cheers,
> Anders
> --
> Anders Bandholm, UNI-C, Aarhus
>   E-mail: Anders.Bandholm@uni-c.dk
>   Phone:  (+45) 8937-6645   Fax: (+45) 8937-6677    ICQ: 20617502
>   PGP: id=0x42691C89; fp=D7DF EF78 0C55 9E9B  C9EA 3D07 6500 A1BB
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Suzanne Topping <stopping@rochester.rr.com>
> To: www <www-international@w3.org>; i18n <i18n-prog@acoin.com>; Unicode List
> <unicode@unicode.org>; nelocsig <nelocsig@egroups.com>
> Date: Friday, November 05, 1999 4:52 PM
> Subject: Multilingual Web Site Architecture
> 
> 
> >I received the following question, based on comments that I sent
> >to a machine translation email list regarding web site localization
> research
> >I am conducting.
> >
> >Does anyone know if any work has been done in this area? Are there
> >repositories of templates or models?
> >
> >Thank you.
> >
> >>What I am working on now is to define an ARCHITECTURE for multilingual
> >>web sites. These sites will be designed for different purposes:
> >>informational, e-commerce, information retrieval and extraction, etc.
> >>Do you have please any information about multilingual web sites
> >>architectures ? Generic models, examples, articles, companies
> >>proposing such architectures, etc.
> >
> >
> >--++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> >Suzanne Topping
> >Localization Unlimited
> >(Globalization Process Improvement Consulting and Training)
> >28 Ericsson Street
> >Rochester, New York, 14610-1705
> >USA
> >Phone: 716-473-0791
> >Fax: 716-231-2013
> >Email: stopping@rochester.rr.com
> >
> >(Send me an email to join the North East Localization Special Interest
> >Group, an email distribution list which acts as a discussion forum for
> >localization issues.)
> >
> 
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#-#-#  Martin J. Du"rst, World Wide Web Consortium
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