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[Bug 6245] SML locid example request from ITS Interest Group

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Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2008 14:45:17 +0000
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--- Comment #1 from John Arwe <johnarwe@us.ibm.com>  2008-11-20 14:45:16 ---
Yves, in your comment you supply some example XML and then afterward note that
the ITS TR "could also" be used ("Note: In this example, the XML documents
containing the text could also use the Internationalization Tag Set (ITS:
http://www.w3.org/TR/its/) ").  

Since we have no one in the SML working group intimately familiar with ITS or
the state of the art with respect to XML globalization practice, some questions
came up during the wg's initial discussion:

- Is the XML you supplied, especially the unqualified "messages" and "msg"
elements, part of ITS, some other recognized and adopted standard, or any
industry practice with demonstrable public domain adoption?

- Same question for the putative ITS version you allude to.

The existing examples were built based on code in one of the existing known SML
implementations, based on the Java resource bundle concept (I'm not sure which 
category above this falls into, but at the minimum it is one with broad
industry adoption amongst Java apps).

Please note also that the appendix in question is exemplary, not normative or
limiting.  To the degree that either alternative you are suggesting has
demonstrable public adoption or prescribes a format agreed to by a broad
community I expect that will help make the case for adding it/them as
additional examples.  I am less sanguine about the prospects for removing the
existing example ("we suggest to replace this section"), since it is based on
implementation experience.

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