[standards-jig] Re: Standards-JIG digest, Vol 1 #762 - 10 msgs

Jean-Louis Seguineau/EXC/ENG jean-louis.seguineau at antepo.com
Tue Dec 9 19:30:38 UTC 2003


Couldn't we just use disco to discover the server supported locales as a
preamble ?


----- Original Message ----- 
Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2003 16:07:18 -0500
>From: Paul Curtis <pcurtis at terrapin.com>
Subject: Re: [standards-jig] Service discovery and localization
To: standards-jig at jabber.org
Reply-To: standards-jig at jabber.org

On Monday, December 8, 2003, at 03:19  PM, Matthias Wimmer wrote:

> The client will then send the request with xml:lang="de" and the server
> will fall back to English as it does not support the de locale and
> English is the default one.

This is true. But you also make the assumption that the default locale
is English. Why is that?

I manage servers whose default locales vary depending on where they are
in the world. It is accepted that your client's locale will be used
first, if available, and if not, then the default for the server.

While it would be nice to provide the options, it is not consistent
with most other client software (including most web server content) and
in my case, would likely confuse the users. It is better to provide
translations for the text, rather than multiple languages in the same


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