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Re: [Moderator Action] Re: [nelocsig] Re: Multilingual Web Site Architecture

From: Martin J. Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999 15:31:16 +0900
Message-Id: <199911240628.PAA28836@sh.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
To: "Michael Kaplan" <michka@trigeminal.com>
Cc: <nelocsig@egroups.com>, "Suzanne Topping" <stopping@rochester.rr.com>, "www" <www-international@w3.org>
Forwarded by the list moderator.

By the way, Michael, if you have such an .ASP file, it would be
nice if you could send it to the list as an example.

Regards,   Martin.

At 18:49 1999/11/11 -0500, Michael Kaplan wrote:
> If you can rely on certain environmental restrictions (to wit, an NT server running IIS) I have very
> good luck using an .ASP file that contains script to use the HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE variable to
> determine what language to show. Works great in either IE or Netscape. If you're interested let me
> know and I can share the .ASP file I use (converts the HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE to an LCID that can be
> used to redirect to the appropriate lang page, etc.).
> 
> michka
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Barry Caplan <barry@kana.com>
> To: <nelocsig@egroups.com>; Suzanne Topping <stopping@rochester.rr.com>; www
> <www-international@w3.org>; i18n <i18n-prog@acoin.com>
> Sent: Thursday, November 11, 1999 1:52 PM
> Subject: [nelocsig] Re: Multilingual Web Site Architecture
> 
> 
> > 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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Received on Wednesday, 24 November 1999 01:29:11 GMT

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