[standards-jig] Jabber i18n proposal

Jacek Konieczny jajcus at bnet.pl
Fri Apr 25 10:27:34 UTC 2003

On Fri, Apr 25, 2003 at 11:00:28AM +0200, Sebastiaan Deckers wrote:
> http://www.jabber.org/jeps/jep-0026.html
> This JEP does almost the same that you suggest. 
I didn't know this.

> It was simply replaced 
> by the IETF draft so I don't think we need another JEP documenting it.
> But I don't think we should use xml:lang on individual tags.  Only on 
> the tag with xmlns="...".
> eg:
> <iq><query xmlns="sacre-blue" xml:lang="fr"><foo>bonjour</foo></query></iq>
> and not:
> <iq><query xmlns="sacre-blue"><foo xml:lang="fr">bonjour</foo></query></iq>
> Because keeping the xml:lang attribute in a known location would be a 
> lot easier to parse and construct, I expect. (like xmlns="...")

I agree, but sometimes this may be not enough. xml:lang on individual
tags whould be just informational, and support for them in
clients/components whould not be a must.  

> The specific usage of xml:lang should be documented in each JEP.  There 
> is no way to "add localization" to all existing JEPs with a new JEP.

I know. But a JEP may be used to give some directions.


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