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Re: Comment on Widget Interface...

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 09:17:57 -0400
Message-ID: <4CA48E05.3060207@nokia.com>
To: "ext Phillips, Addison" <addison@lab126.com>
CC: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>

  Hi Addison,

On 9/7/10 6:06 PM, ext Phillips, Addison wrote:
> Hello Webapps WG,
> (This is a personal comment and is not necessarily indicative of the I18N WG's opinion)
> In Section 5 (The Widget Interface), the interface provides for retrieving values such as 'name', 'shortName', etc. In Widgets P&C, these can be localized in the configuration document (I assume that the configuration document in this document means the same document as P&C??). There is no mention of whether or how this value is localized or if the locale/language is subject to programmatic control (I assume not, since it is not mentioned).
> Could there be an explicit mention of the language/locale and how it interacts with user-agent? Can/should there be an accessor for language? How about a way of querying the value by locale?
Support for locale was part of the Widget Interface spec but as we 
worked through the localization model for the Packaging and 
Configuration spec, we decided to remove it (at least for this version 
of the spec). The Packaging spec includes the gist of the 
rationalization for this decision:


As there are numerous ways a user agent can derive the end-user's 
preferred languages and regional settings, the means by which those 
values are derived are beyond the scope of this specification and left 
up to the implementation.

I suppose one could argue the Widget Interface implies the above 
indirectly (via the reference to P&C spec). However, I don't see any 
harm if the above text were copied into the Interface spec. Would doing 
so address your concern?

-Art Barstow
Received on Thursday, 30 September 2010 13:19:26 UTC

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