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Re: [WSTF] My view... [long]

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 14:32:12 -0500
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To: "Addison Phillips [wM]" <aphillips@webmethods.com>, Paul Deuter <PaulD@plumtree.com>
Cc: Mark Davis <mark.davis@jtcsv.com>, public-i18n-ws@w3.org, debasish@us.ibm.com

At 09:46 03/01/31 -0800, Addison Phillips [wM] wrote:

>Okay, so my Java program instantiates the locale "zh-CN"... was anyone 
>hurt by this? The charset isn't actually a locale member in Java and has 
>no meaning in Java. It might be used to affect a byte-oriented interaction 
>(probably in a very negative way).
>What about a POSIX system? It's running "zh-CN.GBK@pinyin". Does it hurt 
>to omit some of that information when invoking remote Web services? What 
>happens if that invoked Web service is (a wrapper around) another POSIX 
>program? Does the loss of information affect the outcome?
>I'm not sure, but it might if the collation is "binary" and the charset is 
>changed from GBK to UTF-8.

Hello Addison,

Would it be possible for you to describe some usage scenarios
where the answer to your questions 'does it hurt?' is 'yes'?

I think if we have concrete usage scenarios, that will help
move our document forward and focus the discussion.

Regards,    Martin.
Received on Friday, 31 January 2003 15:48:00 UTC

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