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Re: Client side JavaScript i18n API

From: Nebojša Ćirić <cira@chromium.org>
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2010 11:49:31 -0700
Message-ID: <s2w62150c571004261149le120eef3nf20228c56a67087@mail.gmail.com>
To: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Cc: marcosc@opera.com, public-webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>, Jungshik Shin <jshin@chromium.org>, public-i18n-core@w3.org
We have a first draft at
http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dhttrq5v_0c8k5vkdh (it has view/edit

It's describes a small subset of final API we intend to implement.
We've picked date/time formatting and collation as must have for the
first iteration.

We feel there are, at least, two open questions with the proposed API:

1. Namespace it should go under (document, window, window.i18n,
window.navigator.i18n, i18n)
2. Should we have a default locale, and should that be window.navigator.language

Addison raises a valid question of having this API be part of
JavaScript language itself, and I'll let Jungshik reply to that one.


P.S. Is there a better place to host the document, possibly within w3c domain?

On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 2:55 AM, Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com> wrote:
> On Apr 26, 2010, at 11:38 , Marcos Caceres wrote:
>> 2010/4/23 Nebojša Ćirić <cira@chromium.org>:
>>>  We would like to propose an API for locale-based collation,
>>> date/number formatting, ... Does anybody else think this would benefit
>>> the authors?
>>>  We would be happy to answer questions to what problems are we trying
>>> to solve, and how.
>> I think the DAP guys are trying to handle some of this in their
>> Calendar API.
> Hmm no we're not — we're simply looking at ways of handling the massive number of different calendars that users could want to use.
> Nebojša: I think that there could be value in the sort of API that you describe, but it'd be easier to answer your question if we could see it :)
> --
> Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/
Received on Monday, 26 April 2010 18:50:04 UTC

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