TheMadScientist - 10:08 am on Oct 24, 2012 (gmt 0)
If a text-reader doesn't care what directory a file is in, then how is it exclusive of text-readers to put the file in a 'language keyed' subdirectory or on a 'language keyed' subdomain?
And, if Google doesn't care what language identifier you use, then how is it exclusive of Google to identify a page using the correct markup for a text-reader?
Neither excludes the other from use of the file or information, lack of the use of both isn't a 'best practice', but Google's largely ignored HTML descriptions for years and they still somehow know what a page is about for the most part, so is there really a big deal here?
I mean now that people know they ignore it, are your pages showing up for the wrong searches more than they did before it was made known they ignore it or something? I doubt they just started ignoring it yesterday...