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bio website hypftier.de
location Germany
age 29
visits member for 3 years, 7 months
seen May 7 at 12:06

Software developer at yWorks GmbH.

Usually I'll answer questions here about Java, C#, PowerShell, batch files, random numbers, regular expressions and Unicode. At work I primarily deal with C++, C#, PHP and a few other things.

My interests are mostly HCI, Interaction Design and UX. Recently I18n joined that list as well. That does not mean I have profound knowledge in either of those fields, just that I am interested in them.

Note: People contacting me outside SO/SE is fine, but for discussing their own questions or answers SO already provides a mechanism, namely edits and comments. So please use those things first.
I do hang around on Freenode as Hypftier, though.


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awarded  Autobiographer
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awarded  Caucus
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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Teacher
Jun
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answered Do Not Track feature of IE10
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awarded  Scholar
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comment When selecting the language of a web page solely with content negotiation, will a search engine ever see different languages?
I've solved this by now with using explicit URIs that contain the language to select, so /de is the German version, /pt Portuguese, etc. This may be contrary to my initial goals but I didn't trust Google to keep different language versions for the exact same URI. Content negotiation is still done when visiting /, though. The query string was used for something else already and while the two uses wouldn't contradict each other I was too lazy to work around that :-)
Sep
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accepted When selecting the language of a web page solely with content negotiation, will a search engine ever see different languages?
Sep
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comment When selecting the language of a web page solely with content negotiation, will a search engine ever see different languages?
The site is static HTML with no server-side scripting language whatsoever. And selecting language based on location is something I will never, never do. It's nothing the user can control and you have too many cases where it fails. E.g. I'm in Germany and prefer English (and have stated so in my browser preferences). What do you do with people in Switzerland? German, French, Italian? People using TOR also will have the problem that they get languages assigned they can't control.
Aug
20
revised changing <b> tag style to font-weight normal
formatting
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20
suggested suggested edit on changing <b> tag style to font-weight normal
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12
comment When selecting the language of a web page solely with content negotiation, will a search engine ever see different languages?
Well, my intention was to not give different URIs to different languages, as noted in the question. As for less-preferred languages: That might be true of technical people like us but I guess the average age of the site visitor is around 15 or so.
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awarded  Student
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12
asked When selecting the language of a web page solely with content negotiation, will a search engine ever see different languages?
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awarded  Editor
May
24
revised Two URLs pointing to almost the same content
Moved the tag out of the title, fixed the plural in the title and fixed a few minor typos in the body
May
24
suggested suggested edit on Two URLs pointing to almost the same content