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Re: [Comment on WS-I18N WD] indicating preferred date format

From: Dan Chiba <dan.chiba@oracle.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2008 00:34:51 -0700
Message-ID: <4860A39B.4060904@oracle.com>
To: Felix Sasaki <fsasaki@w3.org>
CC: www-international@w3.org

Felix Sasaki wrote:
> Hi Dan,
>
> Dan Chiba さんは書きました:
>>
>> Is this a valid example of indicating preferred date format?
>>
>> For an American user in the pacific timezone whose preferred medium 
>> date format is "MMM dd, yyyy", should the XML representation look 
>> like this?
>>
>> <i18n:international>
>> <i18n:locale>en-US</i18n:locale>
>> <i18n:tz>America/Los_Angeles</i18n:tz>
>> <i18n:preferences>
>> <ldml:dateFormatLength type="medium">
>> <ldml:dateFormat>
>> <ldml:pattern>MMM dd, yyyy</ldml:pattern>
>> </ldml:dateFormat>
>> </ldml:dateFormatLength>
>> </i18n:preferences>
>> </i18n:international>
>>
>> I am assuming Gregirian calendar is the default calendar system. i.e. 
>> The above fragment is equivalent to this:
>>
>> <i18n:international>
>> <i18n:locale>en-US</i18n:locale>
>> <i18n:tz>America/Los_Angeles</i18n:tz>
>> <i18n:preferences>
>> <calendar type="gregorian">
>> <ldml:dateFormatLength type="medium">
>> <ldml:dateFormat>
>> <ldml:pattern>MMM dd, yyyy</ldml:pattern>
>> </ldml:dateFormat>
>> </ldml:dateFormatLength>
>> </calendar>
>> </i18n:preferences>
>> </i18n:international>
>>
>> This is an example of the clarification I would like in WS-I18N.
>
> the example looks reasonable to me. I'm only wondering why the 
> <calendar> element is in no namespace.
Sorry, that is my simple oversight. I meant <ldml:calendar>.
> Btw., by "clarification" do you mean a MUST about the content of the 
> i18n:preferences, a SHOULD, or a list of "best practices" e.g. for 
> date formatting?
I just meant WS-I18N to explicitly specify how to indicate this (date 
format) and other items. But in terms of the requirement level I think 
all items under i18n:preferences should be MAY (or OPTIONAL).

Regards,
-Dan
> Felix
>
>
>>
>> Regards,
>> -Dan
>>
>> Dan Chiba wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> The specific i18n items for WS-I18N on my original proposal are 
>>> updated and posted to www-i18n-comments.
>>>
>>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-i18n-comments/2008Jun/0001.html
>>>
>>> Best regards,
>>> -Dan
>>>
>>> Dan Chiba wrote:
>>>> Hello,
>>>>
>>>> I posted a comment on WS-I18N on the www-i18n-comments list and 
>>>> wanted to reach the folks on this list, too.
>>>>
>>>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-i18n-comments/2008Jun/0000.html 
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Your input would be appreciated.
>>>>
>>>> Best regards,
>>>> -Dan Chiba
>>>> Oracle
>>>> Globalization Technology
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
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