[Jabber-IETF] internationalization/localization

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Mon Oct 21 18:16:49 CDT 2002

On Thu, 17 Oct 2002, David Waite wrote:

> One way around this really is to say that there is a single, 
> standardized, default locale which is incapable of being overridden. 
> This would probably be (US) English based on legacy systems. Then the 
> lack of an xml:lang attribute always means the exact same thing, and 
> there is no addition or removal of this attribute based on differing 
> default locales across delivery hops.

Just to verify, are you asserting the following?

If no xml:lang is specified, the xml:lang must be assumed to be en-US; no
other xml:lang shall be assumed as a fallback.


Peter Saint-Andre
Jabber Software Foundation

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