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Re: [Ltru] Language tag education and negotiation

From: Ira McDonald <blueroofmusic@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 4 May 2008 18:56:58 -0400
Message-ID: <e395be80805041556t78178e1do246251999a057de8@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Stephane Bortzmeyer" <bortzmeyer@nic.fr>, "Ira McDonald" <blueroofmusic@gmail.com>
Cc: "Mark Davis" <mark.davis@icu-project.org>, www-international@w3.org, ltru@ietf.org

Hi Stephane,

Actually, I think it's *not* work for RFC 4646 ter.

The metadata for original versus translation doesn't belong in
a language tag.  Continuing to add optional fields to language
tags is just going to make like for more difficult for all of us.

- Ira

Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
Chair - Linux Foundation Open Printing WG
Blue Roof Music/High North Inc
email: blueroofmusic@gmail.com
 579 Park Place Saline, MI 48176
 PO Box 221 Grand Marais, MI 49839

On Sun, May 4, 2008 at 4:59 PM, Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer@nic.fr> wrote:
> On Sun, May 04, 2008 at 01:29:06PM -0700,
>   Mark Davis <mark.davis@icu-project.org> wrote
>  a message of 185 lines which said:
>  > Unfortunately, the specs are ill-defined regarding the q values.
>  My main problem with language negotiation in HTTP, and the reason why
>  I did not configure my browser to list my favorite language (french)
>  first, is that HTTP make no distinction between original and
>  translated texts. If I say to the HTTP server "I prefer french, then
>  english", I get, most of the time, poorly translated and/or
>  out-of-date pages in french. (Just compare
>  http://www.microsoft.com/en/us/ and http://www.microsoft.com/fr/fr/.)
>  What I really would like to express is "I prefer original text in
>  french or english, then translated text in one of these two
>  languages." But that's work for RFC 4646 ter :-)
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