bilingual site, url link redirecting to proper directory

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bilingual site, url link redirecting to proper directory

Post by micka8 » Wed Apr 09, 2003 1:05 pm


Would someone know how I may allow a link to be clicked on so that a web visitor could either choose to display the page in English or French ?? (switching directories from to ??

actually, the root directory read the French pages and the /en reads the English pages.

Hope I ll get a quick answer )

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Post by mammal » Thu Apr 10, 2003 12:21 am

You could set a cookie once they've chosen their preference
such as:


// $HTTP_GET_VARS[$language] = "en" or ""


## Register the input with the value

if ($HTTP_GET_VARS[$language] && !$HTTP_SESSION_VARS[Language]) {

$Language = $HTTP_GET_VARS[$language];

## Create new Session Values

} else {

$Language = "en/";



Then make sure links have this:

<a href="<?=$Language ?>page1.htm">click here</a>

Hopefully this makes sense...


Post by micka8 » Fri Apr 11, 2003 5:00 am

Thanks and hello Mammal! :)

If I tackle the problem like this it means I actually have to hard code in each page! the corrsponding link which actually eliminates the benefit of the script??

To get a god undestanding of the issue you can peak at:


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