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[whatwg] internationalization/localization

From: Martin Kutschker <Martin.T.Kutschker@blackbox.net>
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 11:10:19 +0200 (METDST)
Message-ID: <20040630.31907110@blackbox.net>
Martin Kutschker <Martin.T.Kutschker at blackbox.net> writes on 
Wed, 30 Jun 2004 11:05:11 +0200 (METDST):

> Jim Ley <jim.ley at gmail.com> writes on 
> Wed, 30 Jun 2004 10:30:26 +0200 (METDST):
> 
> > On Wed, 30 Jun 2004 08:47:19 +0200 (METDST), Martin Kutschker
> > <martin.t.kutschker at blackbox.net> wrote:
> > 
> > > > As for the date the user inputs, the UA should use the user's
> > > > locale to determine the timezone.
> > > 
> > > What's the users locale? OS/UI settings? Browser settings?


It just occured to me that the language and locale of the document or to be precise the lang/loc of the element itself should be used.

The lang attribute only describes the language but something like de-at may be interpreted as locale.

Still I'd like to have a format type like short/compact/long.

Masi 
Received on Wednesday, 30 June 2004 02:10:19 UTC

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