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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 

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 

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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