[standards-jig] Re: [JDEV] Internationalization

Julian Missig julian at jabber.org
Sun Nov 4 19:22:15 UTC 2001

Max Horn wrote:

> At 14:06 Uhr -0500 04.11.2001, Julian Missig wrote:
>> * if it's staying on the same server, it can determine if the other 
>> user is in the same xml:lang or not
>> This way, clients would see xml:lang only if it's *different* from 
>> their specified xml:lang.
> Sure. That would save a bit traffic I guess.

Well, the major thing with this is that a client will know something is 
different if it receives an xml:lang - so the super clients of the 
future which autotranslate stuff will know to turn on their translator 
if an xml:lang is present, but will know it's not necessary if it's 
missing. The question is whether it would be too complicated for servers 
to keep track of this stuff.

>> There are several ways to do this, I just want to see xml:lang 
>> specified with the initial stream connection (or maybe 
>> authentication), and would like it if the client didn't have to tack 
>> on xml:lang to everything, following the "let the server do the work" 
>> philosophy.
> Seems very good to me. So, we can say Gabber and JabberFoX will 
> immediatly support this if something is decieded in this area. The main 
> thing will be changes to the server, of course. And of course what other 
> people think of this =)

Sure, I'd add xml:lang stuff right away if we can get a JEP through on it.

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