Standards for Multilingual Web Sites

author: Charles McCathieNevile, Opera Software ASA
published: April 22, 2011,   recorded: April 2011,   views: 8561


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Additional standards are required to facilitate the use and construction of multilingual web sites. The user interface standards should be a best practices guide combining existing mechanisms such as transparent content negotiation (TCN) and new techniques such as a language button in the browser. Servers should expect the same API to the content, though eventually one should address the whole cycle of Authorship, Translation and Publishing Chain (ATP-chain).

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