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Re: connect

From: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 19:39:42 +0900
Message-ID: <54E46BEE.4060103@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
CC: "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>
On 2015/02/18 06:21, Roy T. Fielding wrote:

> The most common form of reactive negotiation are the links to various
> language versions found on many home pages (usually on flag images).

Fortunately, the use of flags for distinguishing language versions has 
decreasing and is quite low now. Wikipedia is giving a good example for 
everybody.

Using flags for languages is conceptually wrong and confusing. Languages 
are associated with countries, but languages can't be mapped 1-to-1 to 
countries. For details, please see 
http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-link-lang#flags (and also 
http://www.w3.org/TR/i18n-html-tech-lang/#linkdestination).

Flags are still used for countries, see e.g. at the bottom of 
www.expedia.com. Language is handled separately, see e.g. the "French" 
link at the top right of http://www.expedia.ca/.

Regards,   Martin.
Received on Wednesday, 18 February 2015 10:40:16 UTC

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