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Re: [widgets] Further argument for making config.xml mandatory

From: Marcos Caceres <marcosc@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2009 17:06:31 +0100
Message-ID: <b21a10670903190906k34f87e5ar53cae62f0cd650a8@mail.gmail.com>
To: Andrew Welch <andrew.j.welch@gmail.com>
Cc: Jere.Kapyaho@nokia.com, Mark.Priestley@vodafone.com, public-webapps@w3.org
On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 4:52 PM, Andrew Welch <andrew.j.welch@gmail.com> wrote:
>> That's exactly what I was talking about when I said "even thought the XML i18n
>> guidelines say it's bad practice,'.
>
> Ahh very sorry, I just saw the email after that containing the code
> sample, and gmail collapses the quoted parts.... my bad.
>
>
>> However, Addison Phillips, the
>> Chair of i18n core, said the following in the formal feedback
>> representing the i18n WG's LC comments for the spec [1]:
>>
>> "Section 7.4 (Widget) The various language bearing elements such as
>> <name>, <description>, etc. are of the zero-or-one type. However, it
>> is typically better to allow any number of these elements to occur,
>> provided that none share the same xml:lang. This allows for
>> localization (which is part of the point in allowing xml:lang on the
>> element)."
>>
>> So we have been blessed by them to do this... umm.... this somewhat
>> questionable, yet problem solving thing :)
>>
>> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2009JanMar/0259.html
>
> That's interesting, because xml:lang seems pretty redundant otherwise!

Alright, lets see a show of hands for this approach! Who supports us
just having a single config.xml with a bunch of repeated elements, but
with different xml:langs?

Advantages here are:
  *  we only need to make very small modifications to the parsing model.
  *  no more searching for config docs in locale folders
  *  no multiple parsing of config files

Disadvantages:
 * large, and, if not careful, hard to maintain config files

Kind regards,
Marcos


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Marcos Caceres
http://datadriven.com.au
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