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Re: language negotiation and search engines

From: Reto Bachmann-Gmuer <reto@gmuer.ch>
Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2004 14:33:36 +0200
Message-ID: <41371320.4000100@gmuer.ch>
To: "Koen Holtman (by way of Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>)" <k.holtman@chello.nl>, www-international@w3.org

Koen Holtman (by way of Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>) wrote:

> 
> Servers or URLs that do not implement transparent content negotiation can
> still return Alternates headers to give hints to search engines (even if
> the language variants are not available under different URLs, as is
> required by transparent content negotiation, but all just under one top
> level URL), but I doubt if that is used much, if at all.
> 

> Hope this helps,
it does, thanks koen!

I think for the cms I'm implementing I cannot just rely on 
accept-language and cookie sessions but have to give additional urls to 
the language variants, even if every object included in a page retrieved 
by its language specific url (by a client that does not support cookies 
and does not send a usable accept-language header like a search engine) 
will lead again to a http-300 response.

cheers,
reto
Received on Thursday, 2 September 2004 12:33:46 GMT

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