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

From: John Erickson <olyerickson@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2010 14:48:46 -0400
Message-ID: <AANLkTin7II4N9PACQDsttPBTkRJZepXpbDn_Nd63xrTr@mail.gmail.com>
To: ML public-lod <public-lod@w3.org>
Here's how you specific your language preferences in Chrome:

* In the "Customize" menu (the wrench) select "Options"
* Select the "Under the Hood" tab
* Scroll down-down-down to "Web Content" area
* Select "Change font and language settings"
* Select the "Language" tab
* Add the languages of your choosing, in order of preference


On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 11:11 AM, KangHao Lu (Kenny)
<kennyluck@csail.mit.edu> wrote:
> Hi Michael,
> ...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?
> One well-known example is the documentation of Apache, the Web server. For
> example,
> curl -I http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.1/content-negotiation.html -H
> 'Accept-Language: ja'
> HTTP/1.1 200 OK
> Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2010 15:05:28 GMT
> Server: Apache/2.2.12 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.12 OpenSSL/0.9.7d mod_wsgi/3.2
> Python/2.6.5rc2
> Content-Location: content-negotiation.html.ja.utf8
> Vary: negotiate,accept-language,accept-charset,Accept-Encoding
> TCN: choice
> Last-Modified: Fri, 02 Oct 2009 22:27:15 GMT
> ETag: "1715b13-9aa2-474fb442870e5;1715b43-216-474fb442bea6d"
> Accept-Ranges: bytes
> Content-Length: 39586
> Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8
> Content-Language: ja
> IIRC, developer portals like the IBM site or MSDN do content negotiation.
> 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?
> This I am also interested in. Any expert?
> Cheers,
> Kenny
> Web ID: http://dig.csail.mit.edu/People/kennyluck#I
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John S. Erickson, Ph.D.
Twitter: @olyerickson
Received on Wednesday, 23 June 2010 18:49:19 UTC

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