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RE: internationalization

From: Hall, Shaun <Shaun.Hall@gbr.xerox.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2000 07:58:56 -0000
Message-ID: <B99BE740B488D311B4AA00805FBB776750A701@gbrwgcms03.wgc.gbr.xerox.com>
To: "'S. Matthew Hersey'" <smh@certaintysolutions.com>, Adam Klatzkin <Adam.Klatzkin@bentley.com>
Cc: "'WebDAV WG'" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>, wiggs@wiggenout.com
A bit late, but as Tom's not in the office, I'm posting on his behalf.

He tried in with IE 5.0 on NT 4.0 (English) using "WebFolders" i.e. File |
Open, check "Open as Web Folder".

Regards

Shaun Hall
Xerox Europe


> -----Original Message-----
> From: S. Matthew Hersey [mailto:smh@certaintysolutions.com]
> Sent: 07 December 2000 02:24
> To: Adam Klatzkin
> Cc: Tom.Wright@gbr.xerox.com; 'WebDAV WG'; wiggs@wiggenout.com
> Subject: RE: internationalization
> 
> 
> Adam & Tom,
> 
> URL is browsable but unable to save as Web Folder on Win2K 
> Pro (English).
> 
> Error message screenshot attachment enclosed.
> 
> Stewart
> 
> S. Matthew Hersey
> Technical Writer, Operations
> Certainty Solutions, Inc.
> 
> "Certainty in an Uncertain World"
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Adam Klatzkin" <Adam.Klatzkin@bentley.com>
> To: "'Stewart Hersey'" <smh@certaintysolutions.com>; "Wright, 
> Tom" <Tom.Wright@gbr.xerox.com>; <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, December 06, 2000 9:59 AM
> Subject: RE: internationalization
> 
> 
> Tom,
> 
> If you open the URL as a web folder does it still work 
> correctly for you?
> 
> Adam Klatzkin
> Software Engineer
> Bentley Systems
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stewart Hersey [mailto:smh@certaintysolutions.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 05, 2000 11:41 PM
> To: Wright, Tom; w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
> Subject: Re: internationalization
> 
> 
> Tom (et al),
> 
> Works fine for me in  IE5.5 Japanese Version on the Windows 
> ME (Japanese)
> platform.
> I'll try it on my Mac later today.
> 
> Cheers
> 
> Stewart
> 
> S. Matthew Hersey
> President and CTO
> Newma Net Works, Inc.
> www.newma.com
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Wright, Tom" <Tom.Wright@gbr.xerox.com>
> To: <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, December 05, 2000 11:55 PM
> Subject: RE: internationalization
> 
> > Well guys, IE5 doesnt seem to like your site, returning do 
> you want the
> > default view instead message. It seems fine with HTML view, but not
> WebDAV.
> > Is this the behaviour every one else is seeing?
> >
> > Best Regards
> >
> > Tom
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Kevin Wiggen [mailto:wiggs@wiggenout.com]
> > Sent: 06 December 2000 01:08
> > To: Jim Whitehead; Adam Klatzkin; w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
> > Cc: Greg Stein
> > Subject: RE: internationalization
> >
> >
> >
> > Actually I agree that client support for 
> internationalization is lacking,
> > but server support has always been there :)
> >
> > Take a look at
> >
> > http://www.sharemation.com/~jane/international
> >
> > Hello World in English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese 
> and Korean
> > (you'll need the fonts installed to see these correctly).
> >
> > As always, Xythos supports the Webdav protocol so you can also do
> PROPFINDs
> > to the server.
> >
> > Kevin
> > Xythos
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org
> > [mailto:w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Jim Whitehead
> > Sent: Tuesday, December 05, 2000 3:54 PM
> > To: Adam Klatzkin; w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
> > Cc: Greg Stein
> > Subject: RE: internationalization
> >
> >
> > Hmm, this is worse than I had feared.  Based on your 
> experience, it seems
> > the best near-term approach is to stick with single-byte 
> latin characters.
> >
> > Looking to the future, however, one of the ways you could help the
> community
> > is by hosting (or allowing me to host) a publically 
> available DAV server
> > that has a directory containing multiple character sets. 
> Ideally, you
> would
> > have a Web site with a picture of what it is supposed to 
> look like, and
> then
> > the area where DAV clients could be directed for testing.  
> One of the
> > reasons why the current i18n support is so bad is due to 
> the lack of a
> > publically available server that is responding with 
> multi-byte characters.
> >
> > Alternately, perhaps this is something that mod_dav can do, 
> and perhaps
> Greg
> > Stein could provide a multi-byte character testing directory on
> webdav.org.
> > Greg?
> >
> > - Jim
> >
> > Adam Klatzkin writes:
> > > Can anybody offer any advice on implementing an 
> internationalized webDAV
> > > server that will work with existing webDAV clients.
> > > The server I am developing encodes all data in utf-8.  
> Whenever I return
> > > this multistatus response to Microsoft web folders (under 
> Win2K) if the
> > > utf-8 stream contains all latin (single-byte) characters it works
> > > fine.  If
> > > there are characters in the stream that are multi-byte, web
> > > folders crashes.
> > > e.g.
> > > <D:displayname>My Folder</D:displayname>
> > > ^--- works fine
> > > <D:displayName>["My Folder" in the Arabic unicode
> > > subrange]</D:displayName>
> > > ^--- web folders crashes and explorer goes down with it.
> > >
> > > Under WinNT webfolders does not crash, but I get the 
> following error
> > > "The current operation cannot be completed because an 
> unexpected error
> has
> > > occurred"
> > >
> > > Using Riverfront WebDrive I do not receive any errors but the
> > > UTF-8 data is
> > > displayed as ASCII.
> >
> 
> 
> 
> 
Received on Friday, 8 December 2000 03:03:49 GMT

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