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From: Pete Harlow <peter.harlow@thales-transportservices.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2004 14:13:27 +0200
Message-ID: <40F3D1E7.3070806@thales-transportservices.com>

fantasai wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> 
>> On Thu, 8 Jul 2004, 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"?
>>
>>
>>
>> Making:
>>
>>    <p>The boat trip will be on 04/12/05.</p>
>>
>> ...render the date in the user's locale.
> 
> 
> Ah. You mean something like
> 
>   <p>The boat trip will be on
>     <date format="compact">2005-12-04</date>.</p>
> or
>   <p>The boat trip will be on
>     <date format="compact" iso="2005-12-04">04/12/05</date>.</p>
> ?


I take it the content between <date> and </date> is for legacy UIs otherwise
<p>
  <date format="compact" iso="2005-12-04" />
</p>
would be cleaner...

pete.

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