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Re: Content negotiation

From: Mob Psychologist <faithz@sco.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 1995 11:38:32 -0800 (PST)
To: batie@aahz.jf.intel.com, mau@beatles.cselt.stet.it
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
Message-Id: <9511101138.aa00614@taxco.sco.com>
	% Content Negotiation goes beyond browser type, but user type as well.  For
	% example, I would add this issue:
	% 
	% 4.  I want to send French pages to French speaking users, German, etc...
	
	Accept-Language: seems to me the best way to accomplish it.
	My personal idea is to modify slightly a server, so that the resource
	/foo/bar.html actually can correspond to either /foo/DE/bar.html or
	/foo/FR/bar.html ...
	
	I understand that URC (or URN?) should be the right approach, but this could 
	be implemented in a hurry, provided that browsers optionally send the 
	correct header.
	
	Any comments?
	
	.mau.
	
This is exactly how we have implemented multiple language support.
The Accept-Language sends the LANG environment variable of the user,
and the server uses a new configuration directive, LocalizedDocRoot, to
map the language to a different document root directory.  We actually
use a language subdirectory of the original document root, to keep all
the documents together.  We also have another configuration directive,
LanguageAlias, that aliases different ways of specifying locales.

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Faith Zack 
The Santa Cruz Operation
email: faithz@sco.com
phone: (408) 427-7611
 
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