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Bug #75129 Site ignores language prefs; shows old English pages instead
Submitted: 2017-08-28 11:55 UTC Modified: 2017-08-30 19:11 UTC
Votes:1
Avg. Score:1.0 ± 0.0
Reproduced:0 of 0 (0.0%)
From: jocrutrisi at ibsats dot com Assigned:
Status: Open Package: Documentation problem
PHP Version: Irrelevant OS: All
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2017-08-28 11:55 UTC] jocrutrisi at ibsats dot com
Description:
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This is a problem with the main site, but "documentation editor" is the best I could pick from the box.

Guys, the doc site is VERY annoying to use for those of us abroad, because:

1. Despite repeatedly setting "preferred language" to English, it's 50/50 if the page I'll open is English. I suspect Google is part to blame here, but PHP.net should also enforce our preferred language and redirect when we come to pages in the wrong languages. After all that's what "preferred language" is right?
2. Many of the translations are outdated, and that can't be avoided. But what CAN be avoided is the fact the translations would contain pages in ENGLISH, which however are massively outdated (and so I always keep reading outdated information in English, before I finally notice in I'm not in the English documentation).

Proposed solutions:

1. PHP.net should redirect from non-English doc pages to English doc pages automatically when a user has set their preferred language to English.
2. PHP.net should either A) show "page missing see English version" when a page is not translated -OR- B) automatically redirect to the current English page, instead of SHOWING AN OLD ENGLISH COPY to users.

I'm writing this not just in my name, but also in the name of many of my colleagues and friends abroad who have complained about the same issue. Please improve the code to spare our time and nerves. 

Thank you!


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-Package: Online Doc Editor problem +Package: Documentation problem -PHP Version: 7.2.0beta3 +PHP Version: Irrelevant
 
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