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Re: Interesting example of date formatting

From: Tex Texin <tex@i18nguy.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 18:58:43 -0400
Message-ID: <3EE905A3.83669BCA@I18nGuy.com>
To: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
CC: public-i18n-geo@w3.org

For this case, it indicates to me:

1) there is nothing wrong with dates being in a format separate from the
document content.

2) using the browser accept-language first preference for date setting is
awkward.
My date preference is 8601. No language uses that. (Note that japanese date
shows jpn chars as separators.)
Even if some language did, I shouldn't have to make that language my first
preference to achieve a date format by distorting my content preference.

i.e. there should be a separate option for date format. whether this means a
date tag or another type of content negotiation is tbd.

good ex. Martin!
tex


Martin Duerst wrote:
> 
> By chance, I just bumped into an example of internationalized
> date formatting today. This may help us for our discussions.
> 
> Please look at http://www.theinquirer.net/?page=4&w=1
> with your browser set to different language preferences.
> 
> You can get Arabic dates, French dates, Japanese dates,
> all in the middle of English text.
> 
> I'd like to know what you think about this example, and
> how we can make sure in our questions and in the techniques
> document that people get the right advice.
> 
> Regards,    Martin.

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