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Re: Localization of XML

From: Erik van der Poel <erik@netscape.com>
Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2000 19:07:14 -0800
Message-ID: <389F8862.47D5AC41@netscape.com>
To: Suzanne Topping <stopping@rochester.rr.com>
CC: www <www-international@w3.org>
Suzanne Topping wrote:
> 
> Basically I am interested in any issues relating to localization of XML in
> web sites, that might differ from dealing with HTML-based sites.

Do you have an example of a Web site that uses XML?

I noticed that the following w3.org page uses XHTML:

  http://www.w3.org/

However, it doesn't start with the characters "<?xm" even though the
charset is iso-8859-1...

> Actually, this crosses
> over into the internationalization (as it usually does) because I'm assuming
> that there are good and bad methods for structuring things which have a big
> impact on localization.

Speaking of structuring things, that reminds me of a comment that we
recently received from someone who localized Mozilla for Austrian
German. He said that the following file had good comments for
localizers, and had good conventions for ordered argument substitution
(see the #1K and #2K stuff):

http://lxr.mozilla.org/seamonkey/source/xpfe/components/xfer/resources/locale/en-US/downloadProgress.dtd

Erik
Received on Monday, 7 February 2000 22:11:13 GMT

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