URI design

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Subject: URI design
Posted by:  ironcito (corr…@ironcito.com)
Date: 19 Nov 2003

Hello all,

  I'm in the process of building a website that will provide services
to several countries and in several languages. I want to create URIs
that will last long, be simple, and survive changes. When deciding how
to organize it for different countries and languages, I came upon two
choices, each with its own advantages:

1) To separate countries/languages using the URI itself, like
FR.somesite.com, US.somesite.com, like Yahoo! does.


2) Just use somesite.com and have country- or language-specific
content delivered according to information from a cookie (the user
selects a country once), from browser content preferences, from IP
tracing or some other non-URI method.

  Which one do you think is better? Thanks in advance.