Date: Tue, 26 Aug 1997 12:41:10 +0200 (MET DST) From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Martin_J=2E_D=FCrst?= <email@example.com> To: jonathon <firstname.lastname@example.org> cc: Jordan Reiter <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org In-Reply-To: <Pine.SUN.3.95.970826033613.14080Cemail@example.com> Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.96.970826123539.4383r-100000@enoshima> Subject: Re: keybind and softkeytype [Fwd: Requests to HTML4.0 draft] On Tue, 26 Aug 1997, jonathon wrote: > On Mon, 25 Aug 1997, Jordan Reiter wrote: > > At 12:30 PM -0000 8/25/97, Martin J. D=FCrst wrote: > > determine what sort of input device is used. This way, if a certain la= ng > > attribute is defined for the whole page, or for a specific section, the= n > > the correct keyboard is automatically created. And if there are ever p= ut >=20 > =09Output device: Braille Display Unit. =20 > =09Input device: Dvorak Keyboard. =20 > =09Keyboard language: Spanish. > =09Website language: Tagalog. =20 >=20 > =09Can the <softkeytype>, <keybind> and <input-device> really > =09handle that combination? Making Unicode mandatory seems > =09to me to be the only way to handle that.=20 Unicode helps a lot in other respects, but can't do that much here. What you call Website language is already part of the HTTP protocol (Accept-Language and Content-Language) and available e.g. in the Apache server, and in newer browsers so that the user can set his/her preferences. For mixed-language documents, there is also the LANG attribute in HTML. For the output device, there is some work going on in HTTP for content negotiations. The input device/keyboard language can usually be set locally be the user. The original proponent of softkeytype wanted is a way to specify script subsets in order to restrict input into a certain form field and/or to select a special (soft) keyboard for user convenience. Regards,=09Martin.