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[ale] Can I identify the country of origin?



I am working on an app right now that does this. We are using java 
servlets which makes this real easy. There are three methods 
ServletRequest.getLocale(), ServletRequest.getLocales() and 
ServletResponse.setLocale(). Which every programming language you use, 
what you want to look for is the HTTP header "Accept-Language". This can 
actually be more than one language. There are ordered by the users 
preference. While this will not guarantee what contry to user is from, 
it will give you an idea what language he/she would like to see.

HTH,
Denny

Jim Lynch wrote:

>I know it is an off topic question, but this group represents some of
>the best minds in town.  My boss asked me if I could identify the
>country of origin of systems connecting to our web page. I think he
>wants to automate the language displayed.  I told him I wasn't aware of
>anything, but decided I'd ask a larger audience before I gave him an
>absolute no.  I know I can do a name lookup and sometimes figure out the
>country, but that won't always work. 
>
>Ideas?
>
>Thanks,
>Jim.
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