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From Martin Kraemer <>
Subject Re: mod_negotiation/3430: Enhancement: MultiViews, Multi-Language Documents
Date Mon, 23 Nov 1998 10:38:55 GMT
On Sun, Nov 22, 1998 at 10:14:33AM -0500, Rodent of Unusual Size wrote:
> wrote:
> > 
> > Thanks for the comments. Your main point is that you
> > would like a request for (say) doc.htm to negotiate
> > amongst files called doc.en.htm and
> It's been my understanding that the URI should only be
> used as a basename, not as a tokenisable quantity.  I'd
> like a reading from the protocol cop.. Roy?

How about (another new directive?)

   <Directory somewhere>
     NegotiationFormat   "%n.%L.%T.%E"

to denote that document names for basename %n are constructed in a
format which has first the language %L (en/fr/de), then the type %T
(txt/html/gif) and finally the Encoding %E (gz/bz2/Z) ?

It would even allow people to put their language versions into
different subdirectories ("%L/$n.%T" -> en/index.html) -- as seen in
many servers (where you have to click on a flag to get your locale's
version - urgh!)

And it would solve the ambiguity between .pl (Perl) and .pl (Poland)
by configuration and convention.

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