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[Bug 17859] locale="" attribute

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Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2012 08:19:24 +0000
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Martin Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp> changed:

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--- Comment #6 from Martin Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp> ---
(from comment #4)

> A document might be all in the ISO-8601 locale, while using multiple different
> languages.

(In reply to comment #5)

> I have no idea what you mean by "ISO-8601" in your comment. ISO 8601 is a
> standard for recording date and time information, including intervals and
> such. It's a locale-neutral format, a wire format, not intended for human
> presentation.

I think what Ian means is a document with multiple languages, but where e.g.
all the dates are in ISO-8601. That may indeed make sense because with a
mixture of languages, it will be difficult for the reader to associate every
date with a language, and to parse it correctly. It might still work if the
dates are in the middle of some text, but not if they are e.g. in a table.
Although ISO-8601 is indeed mostly a wire format, it is not a bad choice in
such a situation. The question is how to mark this up.

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