[whatwg] Proposal: Locale Preferences API
callow.mark at artspark.co.jp
Wed Oct 30 22:41:18 PDT 2013
On 2013/10/15 6:24, Marcos Caceres wrote:
> On Friday, July 26, 2013 at 8:14 PM, Marcos Caceres wrote:
>> This document proposes an extension to HTML's `Navigator` interface to enable
>> dynamic localization of content. The idea is to expose to script the language
>> tags that represents the user's locale preferences (akin to the language tags
>> that are normally sent with HTTP's `Accept-Languages` header).
My question is "will anyone use it?" In my experience most web sites
ignore the Accept-Languages header. I am continually being served pages
in Japanese even though English is the top language in my accept list.
There are only two reasons I can think of for this happening:
* sites are choosing the language based on the location of my IP address.
* sites are choosing the language based on my OS locale setting.
though I'm pretty sure I've been served Japanese pages on systems
where it is not set to JA plus I don't know if that is visible to
either server or application.
Locale != language so if they are doing the latter it is just wrong.
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