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Re: [widgets] New version of P&C Ready for pub

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2011 08:25:50 -0500
Message-ID: <4D4BFE5E.2080401@nokia.com>
To: ext Marcos Caceres <marcosc@opera.com>
CC: public-webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
On Feb/3/2011 2:15 PM, ext Marcos Caceres wrote:
> On 2/3/11 8:08 PM, Arthur Barstow wrote:
>> On Feb/1/2011 1:30 PM, ext Marcos Caceres wrote:
>>> I have updated the Wigets P&C spec for publication as a LC.
>>> This new draft specifies the defaultlocale attribute
>> Is support for this proposed attribute going to be added to the Widget
>> object? (I don't see it mentioned in latest ED of the Widget Interface
>> spec.)
> No, defaultlocale has no relationship to the API side (assuming that 
> is what you mean).

I was trying to determine if you had identified a Use Case for exposing 
this piece of metadata via the Widget object in the TWI spec (and I see 
you think "no").

Anyhow, coming back to the proposal - as I understand it, it would plug 
an interop hole in the CR where if the UA has no locale set, it is left 
to the UA (i.e. non-deterministic) as to what - if any - localized data 
the UA will use. The proposal does indeed make that behavior 
deterministic but since old UAs would ignore this new attribute, the 
proposal would break UAs  based on the CR. Is this correct?

-Art Barstow
Received on Friday, 4 February 2011 13:26:39 UTC

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