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RE: This week's article: Content Language


From: Jukka K. Korpela
Date: Jan 23, 2006 10:30AM

On Mon, 23 Jan 2006, John Foliot - WATS.ca wrote:

> Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
>> There should be no splash pages.
>> Any choice for primary is better than a splash page. Besides, you can
>> use
>> language negotiation at the HTTP level to decide on the primary
>> language
>> according to user preferences as expressed by the browser. See
>> http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/multi/
> Jukka, sorry but that is not always practical or feasible.

I know that, and it's actually explained on those pages, though naturally
I have covered just part of the topic.

> By law in
> Canada, each citizen must have the choice of either English or French
> content when dealing with the Federal Government

That's fine. We have a similar law in Finland, though not explicitly for
web pages (and excluding