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systemLanguage errata

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 09:47:45 +0000
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To: www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>
Cc: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, Erik Dahlström <ed@opera.com>, stuart.morgan+bugzilla@gmail.com, mark@moxienet.com, alqahira@ardisson.org, longsonr@gmail.com
systemLanguage errata

Doug & Erik,

how is progress regarding the systemLanguage errata logged one year ago?
http://www.w3.org/2003/01/REC-SVG11-20030114-errata#language-switch-processing
It seems there may be general agreement* that language preference is  
desirable for the user, but without a published errata it will not be  
implemented.
regards
Please copy me in, as I am not a list subscriber at present.


Jonathan Chetwynd

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*Doug had provided a 'new text' for discussion here:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=326375#c30
Opera had been providing language preference, but in recent builds has  
reverted to the original 1.1 standard.
Safari implements non-standard language preferences.
Mozilla implements the original 1.1 standard, though the developers  
comments are fairly direct:
"We all think the specification is silly," [1]
"the spec sucks" [2]
"SVG should stop sucking" [3]
"The fault here is ultimately: - mostly on the SVG spec, for not doing  
something sensible with language" [4]
"If at some future point the SVG spec changes to allow User Agents to  
do something more intelligent with language," [5]

[1]	Robert Longson	https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi? 
id=483747#c24
[2]	Mark Mentovai	https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=326375#c6
[3]	Smokey Ardisson	https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi? 
id=326375#c13
[4]	Stuart Morgan	https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi? 
id=326375#c17
[5]	Stuart Morgan	https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi? 
id=326375#c28
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