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[whatwg] internationalization/localization

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Thu, 08 Jul 2004 21:12:18 +0200
Message-ID: <40ED9C92.3040202@inkedblade.net>
Dean Edwards wrote:
> fantasai wrote:
> 
>> Ian Hickson wrote:
>>
>>> The second issue is localisation of data formats. I agree this needs 
>>> to be
>>> done client-side. We'll probably have some way to do that either in Web
>>> Apps 1.0 or Web Forms 3.0.
>>
>> Could you please explain what you mean by "localisation of data formats"?
>
> i think ian is talking about the formatting of data for *display*. so 
> that if you selected "2nd August 2004" from a date picker, the control 
> would display "02/08/04" to european users and "08/02/04" to US users. 
> the underlying data that is submitted to the server remains the same.

That should already be taken care of by the UA's date picking widget.
See the note in Section 2.1:
   http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-forms/current-work/#extensions0

~fantasai

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