[whatwg] internationalization/localization

Dean Edwards dean at edwards.name
Thu Jul 8 10:48:19 PDT 2004

fantasai wrote:

> Ian Hickson wrote:
>> The second issue is localisation of data formats. I agree this needs 
>> to be
>> done client-side. We'll probably have some way to do that either in Web
>> Apps 1.0 or Web Forms 3.0.
> Could you please explain what you mean by "localisation of data formats"?
> ~fantasai
i think ian is talking about the formatting of data for *display*. so 
that if you selected "2nd August 2004" from a date picker, the control 
would display "02/08/04" to european users and "08/02/04" to US users. 
the underlying data that is submitted to the server remains the same.

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