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Re: [whatwg] Proposal: Locale Preferences API

From: Mark Callow <callow.mark@artspark.co.jp>
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 14:11:36 +0900
Message-ID: <52AFDD08.2010508@artspark.co.jp>
To: whatwg@lists.whatwg.org
I sent this quite some time ago but have never seen it on the mailing
list so I am sending it again.

On 2013/10/31 14:41, Mark Callow wrote:
> On 2013/10/15 6:24, Marcos Caceres wrote:
>> On Friday, July 26, 2013 at 8:14 PM, Marcos Caceres wrote:
>>> This document proposes an extension to HTML's `Navigator` interface to enable
>>> dynamic localization of content. The idea is to expose to script the language
>>> tags that represents the user's locale preferences (akin to the language tags
>>> that are normally sent with HTTP's `Accept-Languages` header).
> My question is "will anyone use it?" In my experience most web sites
> ignore the Accept-Languages header. I am continually being served
> pages in Japanese even though English is the top language in my accept
> list. There are only two reasons I can think of for this happening:
>   * sites are choosing the language based on the location of my IP
>     address.
>   * sites are choosing the language based on my OS locale setting.
>     though I'm pretty sure I've been served Japanese pages on systems
>     where it is not set to JA plus I don't know if that is visible to
>     either server or application.
> Locale != language  so if they are doing the latter it is just wrong.



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