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Re: [WIDGET PC] i18n comment 7: Step not necessary?

From: Marcos Caceres <marcosc@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 19:49:48 +0200
Message-ID: <b21a10670907101049m1d61aa2eq9da04f9071e1662b@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Phillips, Addison" <addison@amazon.com>
Cc: "ishida@w3.org" <ishida@w3.org>, "public-Webapps@w3.org" <public-Webapps@w3.org>, "public-i18n-core@w3.org" <public-i18n-core@w3.org>
On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 5:20 PM, Marcos Caceres<marcosc@opera.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 4:40 PM, Phillips, Addison<addison@amazon.com> wrote:
>> (personal response)
>>> The WebApps WG believes that removing the redundant repetitions in
>>> a
>>> standardized way may avoid interop issues. Having said that, in the
>>> latest editors' draft, the rightmost occurrences are removed (as
>>> suggested above).
>> Actually, I don't believe that there are interoperability issues to avoid. If two identical ranges appear in a language priority list, the second occurrence will produce the same results as the first one. If you are processing the second one, presumably the result will be no match.
>> Note that, with the lookup algorithm, this also applies to ranges that are prefixes of other ranges. For example, consider the list "en-us-boont,en". The second item (en) mirrors the last match attempted with "en-us-boont".
>> It is an optimization to omit these ranges, but won't change the results.
> Agreed. You are right, it makes no difference (just the list is
> ugly:)) so it is just a tiny editorial change: I've removed "step 4"
> and updated examples.
>>> Please see for the updated algorithm:
>>> http://dev.w3.org/2006/waf/widgets/#step-5--derive-the-user-agents-
>>> locale
>> Thanks. We'll review it.

As this required an editorial change to the spec, the Working Group
Chair has requested this comment be added to the Disposition of
Comments. Can you please reply ASAP and confirm you are satisfied with
the change.

Marcos Caceres
Received on Friday, 10 July 2009 17:50:54 UTC

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