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Re: Content negotiation selection

From: Tim Bagot <tsb-w3-validator-0003@earth.li>
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2001 17:33:44 +0000 (UTC)
To: <www-validator@w3c.org>
cc: <tuomala@iki.fi>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0103271715210.640-100000@windle.hack>
At 2001-03-27T10:11-0500, Juha.Tuomala@iki.fi wrote:-

> How about adding a pull-down selection for http language
> negotiation, to ease up multilingual webpage checking?
> I'm not sure does the validator check user's browser
> settings, but even it does, it's quite slow to change those
> settings for every language to be validated.

A menu of languages seems horribly unfeasible, as ISO 639-1/2 (and 3166-1)
offer hundreds of possible choices, and even then there may be languages
not covered by those. Far easier just to enter the desired language in a
text box.

However, I suspect that the individual language versions of a document
will normally be directly accessible by their own URIs, in which case the
extra text box will be redundant. If the different languages are not
available to the validator without altering the Accept-Language header,
then they won't be available to users either.

Tim Bagot
Received on Tuesday, 27 March 2001 12:33:51 UTC

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