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Slightly off topic - content negotiation by language accept headers

From: Michael Smethurst <michael.smethurst@bbc.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2010 15:55:09 +0100
To: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C847DEDD.118F5%michael.smethurst@bbc.co.uk>

Realise this is slightly off topic for this list but since you people know
the most about content negotiation of the people I know I thought I'd try
here first. So...

...does anyone know of any real world sites that content negotiate on
language accept headers? Yves has pointed out that Google search does do
this so if I request google.co.uk with german set above english in my
browser preferences it serves a page at co.uk in german. But I'm not sure if
any other sites are doing this... Is it something anyone here has tried with
eg dbpedia?

Also unsure how many browsers support this setting. I can see and use the
setting in mac firefox 3 but can't find anything in the preferences for
either safari or chrome

Finally wondering how google et al treat a site that does conneg on
language. If the same url can serve french and english will it be indexed as
both? Do search bots send out language accept headers?

Any help (including pointers elsewhere) much appreciated


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