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Use of xml:lang incompatible with SOAP encoding?

From: Michael Brennan <Michael_Brennan@Allegis.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2001 17:35:52 -0700
Message-ID: <753B28EF1C2DD411AF1C00B0D0202CB5014D41B8@mailhost.hq.allegis.com>
To: XML Distributed Applications List <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Sorry if this is a naive question, but would the use of xml:lang on elements
be incompatible with SOAP Encoding? Is this something that should be
explicitly accomodated by SOAP?

This is significant for us because our software supports the notion of
"Multivalued" fields, which are text fields that have alternate
representations for different locales (kind of like the <Alt> construct in
RDF). Use of the xml:lang attribute would be useful for the application to
identify the intended locale variant of such a field, but use of this
attribute seems inconsistent with SOAP Encoding. Messages could even support
inclusion of multiple locale variants for a single such field.

Wouldn't this be useful in XML Protocol for applications that can make use
of some sort of locale context for interpreting components of messages?
Received on Tuesday, 17 July 2001 20:36:03 UTC

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