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Re: I18N issue: case-sensitivity of locale subdirectories

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 12:54:18 -0400
Message-Id: <3912EB73-A632-4668-9A68-747BB5A45021@nokia.com>
Cc: public-webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
To: ext Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
On Apr 29, 2009, at 10:16 AM, ext Robin Berjon wrote:

> There are multiple options:
>
>   b) we select an order of priority and we only consider one (the
> first to match);

...

> I don't have a strong opinion on this, but I do I have a preference
> for a rule based on (b): if multiple locale subdirectories have the
> same case-insensitive name, then the one that comes first in ASCII-
> code order (e.g. in order: EN, En, eN, en) is used and the others are
> ignored.
>
> The argument in favour of only using one is that we already have to
> merge multiple directories, and adding one merge operation for what is
> in all probability a user error seems like too much complexity for
> little value (I'm happy to be contradicted by implementers however).
> Picking ASCII-code order is based on the fact that the directory names
> must be ASCII here (the others must be discarded), and picking the
> first is arbitrary.
>
> Thoughts?

b) seems like a reasonable choice. I wonder if the I18N WG has any  
related guidelines recommendations we should consider.

-Regards, Art Barstow
Received on Wednesday, 29 April 2009 16:55:07 GMT

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