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Bug 27838 - Variants not sticky on zhwiki
Variants not sticky on zhwiki
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Internationalization (Other open bugs)
PC Windows Vista
: Normal major with 1 vote (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: i18n
Depends on:
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Reported: 2011-03-03 16:15 UTC by criticalvac
Modified: 2014-11-17 09:44 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description criticalvac 2011-03-03 16:15:27 UTC
Dear administrator:
This URL is an example, wikipedia homepage in traditional chinese.
when I click any link, the language will be changed into simple chinese automatically.
For example, I click the "首頁"(homepage), the URL is changed into
, and the system changes the language into simple chinese.
I don't know what happens in system and URL, but I observe the change of the URL:
will change into

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Comment 1 Sirius 2012-07-27 05:52:03 UTC
Logged in users are able to configure their preference of language variant. Once configured and logged in, all links remains as the default no-variant-specified url but the content displayed is of the language variant.  

Using zh-tw as example. A logged in user with preference set to zh-tw will see all /wiki/xxxxxxx pages as if /zh-tw/xxxxxxx is requested. But all links still points to /wiki/xxxxxxx

1. When not logged in, users need to switch language variant on every page.  

2. Logging in is not always possible, such as using public computers. 

3. Users seeing different content/variant on the same url. Consider a user sending a url to another

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