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Re: Slightly off topic - content negotiation by language accept headers

From: Michael Hausenblas <michael.hausenblas@deri.org>
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2010 16:06:33 +0100
To: Michael Smethurst <michael.smethurst@bbc.co.uk>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C847E189.11CEB%michael.hausenblas@deri.org>



[1] http://www.w3.org/QA/2006/02/content_negotiation.html
Dr. Michael Hausenblas
LiDRC - Linked Data Research Centre
DERI - Digital Enterprise Research Institute
NUIG - National University of Ireland, Galway
Ireland, Europe
Tel. +353 91 495730

> From: Michael Smethurst <michael.smethurst@bbc.co.uk>
> Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2010 15:55:09 +0100
> To: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
> Subject: Slightly off topic - content negotiation by language accept headers
> Resent-From: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
> Resent-Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2010 14:55:28 +0000
> Hello
> 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
> Cheers
> Michael
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