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[widgets] Widget locale

From: Kapyaho Jere (Nokia-TP-MSW/Tampere) <jere.kapyaho@nokia.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 14:39:27 +0300
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Message-ID: <C5263D1F.3EBB%jere.kapyaho@nokia.com>

The definition of 'widget locale' is currently not in sync in the 'Widgets
1.0: Packaging and Configuration' [1] and 'Widget 1.0: APIs and Events' [2]
specs. The locale issue has been mentioned earlier by Addison Phillips
(comment #16 in [3]) and fixed, but I just noticed that the APIs spec
mentions ISO 639-2 codes, and not BCP 47 tags.

The question also remains how the widget engine reports the system locale to
the widget as a BCP 47 language tag, if the engine itself is implemented on
a platform that uses a different locale identification mechanism (which is
highly likely). In that case some mapping is inevitable, and even though
this is most likely implementation dependent, maybe a mention to that effect
would be useful. 


[1] http://dev.w3.org/2006/waf/widgets/#widget13
[2] http://dev.w3.org/2006/waf/widgets-api/#members
[3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2008JulSep/0129.html
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