[whatwg] internationalization/localization

Jim Ley jim.ley at gmail.com
Thu Jul 8 15:28:48 PDT 2004

On Thu, 08 Jul 2004 20:34:19 +0100, Dean Edwards <dean at edwards.name> wrote:
> a user enters this in a number field:
>  ---------------
> |500000         |
>  ---------------
> after tabbing out the number gets formatted like this for a french user:
>  ---------------
> |500.000,00     |
>  ---------------
> it gets formatted like this for a UK user:
>  ---------------
> |500,000.00     |
>  ---------------

How do you identify the format the user wants?  Is it purely on OS
settings, are users happy with this happening - I know I'd definately
_not_ want such formatting to happen - I'd like what I entered
submitted, but I realise I may not be "normal"

> this is a common requirement for web applications 

Could you show me a site that does this - since it's possible (indeed
trivial) with javascript I assume if it is a common requirement sites
would already be doing it.  I've never had it even suggested let alone


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