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From "Zbigniew Szalbot" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] language-based redirection
Date Mon, 04 Feb 2008 17:23:35 GMT

2008/2/4, Nick Kew <>:
> On Mon, 4 Feb 2008 11:30:59 -0500
> "Joshua Slive" <> wrote:
> > On Feb 4, 2008 1:43 AM, Zbigniew Szalbot <> wrote:
> >
> > > The thing is that in order to provide blogs in two languages I
> > > cannot install one blog and make it display in two languages. It
> > > needs to be two blogs. Hence, they need to be in two separate
> > > directories. But I am happy to do the langauge recognition in a
> > > common directory and then redirect to a specific blog. Thank you!
> >
> > If you want the full language negotiation done by apache (checking
> > priorities, etc), then your meta-refresh hack may indeed be the best
> > idea.
> Meta refresh is never, ever, acceptable.  It buggers up browsers.
> Looking up the thread, an altogether better solution would be
> to use mod_asis to generated external redirects from the
> content-negotiated indexes.
> You should still of course enable users to override that choice.
> For example a visitor may be fluent in both languages, or may be
> traveling, and using a hotel or library's browser configured with
> different preferences to their own.

Thanks Nick. I did have a loot at:

Now, what I do not understand is what should the HTML file contain.

<title>Lame excuses'R'us</title>
<h1>Fred's exceptionally wonderful page has moved to
<a href="">Joe's</a> site.

Only this? Or should the header contain this:

Status: 301 Now where did I leave that URL
Content-type: text/html

I do not really want to show people a page moved message as nothing
has moved. I just want to redirect to two different subdirectories
based on browser's language.


Zbigniew Szalbot

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