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Re: Desing principles - Support World Languages example added

From: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>
Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2007 18:55:31 +0200
Message-ID: <4634CE03.8020707@kosek.cz>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Anne van Kesteren wrote:

>> 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).

Yep, that makes sense. Wording of this design principle should be
changed then to be less ambiguous.


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