Bug 47981 - allow language specific html-versions (index.html.en) to take precedence over general index.htmlallow
Summary: allow language specific html-versions (index.html.en) to take precedence over...
Alias: None
Product: Apache httpd-2
Classification: Unclassified
Component: All (show other bugs)
Version: 2.2.13
Hardware: Other Linux
: P2 normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Apache HTTPD Bugs Mailing List
Keywords: MassUpdate
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Reported: 2009-10-12 04:36 UTC by Elmar Stellnberger
Modified: 2018-11-07 21:09 UTC (History)
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Description Elmar Stellnberger 2009-10-12 04:36:34 UTC
Sometimes server side language detection fails which makes an index.html  necessaray that selects the language based on javascript. However this method is sub-optimal as it can take some time and will make the browser display flash up the selection page instead of directly displaying the target page.
  My request would be to let the AddLanguage-tags in .htaccess by default take precedence or if that should not be desired due to any kind of reason addding a command that gives the AddLanguage-tags precendence (f.i.: Options AddLanguage).
  i.e. as soon as an AddLanguage-tag shows up in .htaccess
AddLanguage en .en
AddLanguage de .de
  index.html.en & index.html.de should be preferred over index.html.
Comment 1 Elmar Stellnberger 2009-10-12 04:45:39 UTC
example page: http://www.elstel.com
Comment 2 André Malo 2016-07-28 09:34:06 UTC
Hmm. It sounds like you're looking for http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/mod/mod_negotiation.html#languagepriority and http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/mod/mod_negotiation.html#forcelanguagepriority

You also might want to look at how the httpd manual itself works. The config is part of the distribution (in conf/extra).
Comment 3 William A. Rowe Jr. 2018-11-07 21:09:41 UTC
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