Re: International Document Server Support
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 93 18:09:54 +0100
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To: (David Koblas)
Subject: Re: International Document Server Support
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Reply-To:  writes:
> What I'm trying to do is create a WWW server that has multiple language
> versions version of the same documents (ie. a top.html in both English
> and Norwegian).  What would be nice to do is display the English version
> by default, and the Norwgian to people interested in it.)  I would
> prefer not having to do this via the Kiosk method of "click on your flag".
> Now how to solve this problem;  I would think the best way to solve this
> is to have a clients post a message that they accept:
>         language/norwegian
>         language/english
> is this reasonable, or should there be a better way?

That's the right way (it think), but I don't know any client that
provide this header information to the server.  I have implemented a
gateway (for Plexus) that selects the language based on the domain
name of the client.  This means that for instance clients that run on
hosts with names that ends with .no, get Norwegian replies while all
others get English replies.

Have a look at