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Re: switch with systemLanguage is broken by standards

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2006 22:30:28 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200611172230.kAHMUS303611@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-svg@w3.org

> preferred language (be it because it is not available, because the don't 
> trust some rare language builds or because translation always comes 
> months later than the english release). in this very common case, the 
> selected language will always be the wrong one.

With most web browsers, this is not a fundamental problem, as they
allow the user to configure the set of languages.  The one way in
which they fail is that have built-in quality values based on the
order in the list.

The real problem is probably that relatively few people access pages
outside their own language, so language negotiation is of no benefit
to them.  As a result, few sites make it available and few users
know that it is possible.
Received on Friday, 17 November 2006 22:37:21 GMT

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