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Smallsite Design

Demonstration - US

Topic unavailable in UK English

English for Australia and United States only

This topic is not available in UK English, so will fallthrough to the US English version.

The design of the multilingual system provides a fallthrough path, with the site root at the end of the queue.

As a demonstration of how the Smallsite Design multilingual system works, this demo site is set up as:

  1. a.UK English (en-gb) subsite - explicit fallthrough to the US English (en-us) subsite.
  2. b.US English (en-us) subsite - default fallthrough to the site root.
  3. c.Australian English (en-au) site root.

To see how the fallthrough works, click on the [☰] or [xx] links in:

#Topicen-gbActionen-usActionen-auAction
1All locales [☰] opens [☰] opens [☰] opens
2Not for UK [xx] falls to > [☰] opens [☰] opens
3Only Australian [xx] falls to > [xx] falls to > [☰] opens
4Doesn't exist [xx] falls to > [xx] falls to > [xx] unknown

With a multilingual site, to allow changing languages, there is a Locales available subsection of the Links section at the bottom of the page, with links to each locale's version of the article.

This fallthrough process means that you can start with the article in the site root's locale, and then add other locale versions as you get to them, or have them made, one article at a time.

All the versions are treated as part of the site root, but once a version of an article is found, the sub-site is the default, so that any further navigation around topics will be for the same locale.

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English (Australia) [en-au]

English (United Kingdom) [en-gb]

English (United States) [en-us]