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Re: Language tag education and negotiation

From: Andrew Cunningham <andrewc@vicnet.net.au>
Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2008 16:45:19 +1000 (EST)
Message-ID: <1063.116.240.174.1.1209192319.squirrel@newmail.vicnet.net.au>
To: www-international@w3.org


Hi,

i assume its a rhetorical question?

but my take
on the question below is:

* web developers
* information
architects
* user agent developers
* end users

and
anyone else you can think of

just getting the user agent
developers to correct things at there end, doesn't help in the long
run.  Although is is a useful interim step.

The focus on
education should be web developers and developers creating authoring
agents.

The end user should also be educated. There will always
be people who need to tweak their language preferences, and web browsers
should allow this tweaking and overriding.

For instance as
indicated already in this thread, some users might want to give a higher
priority to Swedish, and web browsers automatically making assumptions on
how to treat Norwegian issues may negatively impact on such users.

basically no one size fits all, there needs ot be flexibility.

On Sat, April 26, 2008 3:35 pm, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
>
> So, speaking about eudcation: where shall the education
take place, if
> we want that 'nn' tagged files shall be served to
a browser preferring
> 'no'? Is it not the User Agents that needs
to learn?
> 



-- 
Andrew Cunningham
Research and Development Coordinator
Vicnet
State Library of
Victoria
Australia

andrewc@vicnet.net.au
Received on Saturday, 26 April 2008 06:45:56 GMT

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