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My weapons of choice are Netscape 2.01, HTML, CSS, PHP and the Gif Construction Kit.

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revised Patterns for creating a Language Switcher?
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answered Patterns for creating a Language Switcher?
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comment Patterns for creating a Language Switcher?
That's what I meant to say. The meta hreflang links I've not seen being used by browsers directly as well.
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comment Sitemaps: rel=“alternate” hreflang=“x” naming
The naming of a sitemap is its location. Look for location.
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comment Patterns for creating a Language Switcher?
"hreflang links in your meta" - Just looking into it, but it seems to be an additional technical tool (like for example a sitemap) then something on the user-facing side. rel="alternate" hreflang="x" - Help Google serve the correct language or regional URL
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comment Patterns for creating a Language Switcher?
The browser offers to translate if the content of the page is different to their preferred language, that is the feature I mean with the messaging part. You probably know it from chrome (offering the site with the non-automatic translation is sure much better and I like the compromise idea you outline on first sight, but it's new to me and probably to early for opinion [for me]). However, can you create a screenshot of it (if I may ask)? That would be cool, I can imagine that it's a nice principle worth to add a picture for.
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revised Patterns for creating a Language Switcher?
http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/capitalizing-titles?page=all
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comment Patterns for creating a Language Switcher?
Isn't it the case that users are using a translated search engine and that way should only see the results in their language (ideally). I just ask back because you deflect the usability issue back to the search engine (you do a compromise check then with headers, however browsers do it already that way, isn't that a duplicate-quadruplicate messaging?) Just thinking loud. About flags: don't like it either. For drop-down: this would be the classical part of user-interaction. List of links: Good to have in footer anyway.
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answered Sitemaps: rel=“alternate” hreflang=“x” naming
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comment How to tell the Browser the character encoding of a HTML website regardless of Server Content-Type Header?
@initall: Thanks for your feedback again. I now did review this in more depth and added an additional answer. The AddDefaultCharset was the way to go in my case, I've compiled an answer covering this specifically, also quoting HTML 4.01 specs (as commented here). I also tested against a colorful collection of different browsers so this might be insightful.
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answered How to tell the Browser the character encoding of a HTML website regardless of Server Content-Type Header?