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[Bug 16965] New: i18n-ISSUE-97: Allowing a page to request a given locale (4.10.7.2 normativity)

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Date: Mon, 07 May 2012 17:25:18 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=16965

           Summary: i18n-ISSUE-97: Allowing a page to request a given
                    locale (4.10.7.2 normativity)
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: addison@lab126.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


4.10.7.1.7 Date and Time state
http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/single-page.html#date-and-time-state-type-datetime

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The format shown to the user is independent of the format used for form
submission. Browsers are encouraged to use user interfaces that present dates
and times according to the conventions of the user's preferred locale.
--

Should we encourage the use of the *page's* preferred locale? It would be best
if we could provide a way for page authors to create a consistent user
experience. Work on the ECMAScript I18N extension may eventually help here, but
only for formatting displayed values---this section seems to imply that the
user agent have a built-in date/time control set that may not be scriptable.
Although a given user agent won't necessarily support the requested locale, we
would suggest providing a <form> attribute or a field attribute to allow the
page itself to request a given locale using a BCP 47 language tag.

The I18N WG feels that this could be accomplished by making section 4.10.7.2
normative.

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