Re: International Document Server Support

Alan Braverman (
Mon, 6 Dec 93 12:51:11 CST

Tony Sanders writes:
> > Has anyone given this any thought, here is my problem/idea?
> Yes, this is a core part of the WWW design (though still unimplemented).
> > What I'm trying to do is create a WWW server that has multiple language
> ...
> > 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?
> Well, you wouldn't use "language/english" but pretty close. What you
> do is pass this information along with the Accept: headers, e.g.:
> Accept: plain/text,language="ISO3316",charset="..."
> Of course, the server must be configured to do something useful with
> this information (which nobody does yet), but your server could.
> Also, you'll need the user's client to be able to configure this information.
> Some more information in this general area:
> --sanders

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Alan Braverman
Software Development Group
National Center for Supercomputing Applications