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Re: Desing principles - Support World Languages example added

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2007 12:08:43 +0200
To: "Jirka Kosek" <jirka@kosek.cz>, "Laurens Holst" <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.trjigtee64w2qv@id-c0020>

On Sun, 29 Apr 2007 11:55:49 +0200, Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz> wrote:
> Laurens Holst wrote:
>> In the design principles, at the Support World Languages item I have
>> added the following paragraphs:
> Hmm, I'm reading this page
> (http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/ProposedDesignPrinciples) and I see:
> "SupportWorldLanguages: Enable publication in all world languages. But
> this should not be taken as equalizing writing systems by prohibiting
> features that don't apply to all of them. *Features to localize a single
> web page to multiple locales are also out of scope.*"
> I'm quite surprised by the last sentence. Why localization features are
> out of scope?

A single page represented in multiple locales is out of scope is what is  
meant. That is, such a thing is much better addressed by HTTP (and has  
been for years).

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Sunday, 29 April 2007 10:08:48 UTC

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