[whatwg] internationalization/localization

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Jul 1 05:22:54 PDT 2004

On Thu, 1 Jul 2004, Jim Ley wrote:
> > >
> > > Right, what rendering language does this XBL have that gives us this
> > > complete control over how things look?
> >
> > CSS is quite capable of doing most widget looks
> I'm not interested in widget looks - I'm interested in a date control
> being 3 fields, since that is what users understand - can CSS do this?

XBL and CSS can do this, yes. That is one of the main use cases for XBL.

> > > Why would we use the rather hobbled to be backwards compatible WF2
> > > proposals in an XBL environment?
> >
> > "XBL environment"? XBL, like CSS, is just part of the presentation layer
> > on top of HTML, WF2, etc.
> Yep, but it's a presentation layer, and you can gladly present XForms
> or rich semantics controls in such an environment, no need to hobble
> yourself with the rather limited semantics of HTML and WF2.

I haven't the foggiest clue what you are trying to say here.

> > Yeah, that level of detail is the domain of the Web Controls 1.0 spec.
> So WF2 is even less likely to be used until this Web Controls 1.0
> spec. exists, with these interdependencies, don't you think it might
> be a good idea to get a decent draft?

Yup. We're working as fast as we can here, but we're only human. :-)

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