ISSUE-97: Bug 17859 - Mechanism to enable localisation of form controls and other locale-specific data

Bug 17859 - Mechanism to enable localisation of form controls and other locale-specific data

State:
CLOSED
Product:
html
Raised by:
Addison Phillips
Opened on:
2011-07-22
Description:
Please add comments to bugzilla:
https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=17859
(formerly http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=16965)


4.10.7.1.7 Date and Time state
http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/single-page.html#date-and-time-state-type-datetime

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The format shown to the user is independent of the format used for form submission. Browsers are encouraged to use user interfaces that present dates and times according to the conventions of the user's preferred locale.
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Should we encourage the use of the *page's* preferred locale? It would be best if we could provide a way for page authors to create a consistent user experience. Work on the ECMAScript I18N extension may eventually help here, but only for formatting displayed values---this section seems to imply that the user agent have a built-in date/time control set that may not be scriptable. Although a given user agent won't necessarily support the requested locale, I would suggest providing a <form> attribute or a field attribute to allow the page itself to request a given locale using a BCP 47 language tag.

The I18N WG feels that this could be accomplished by making section 4.10.7.2 normative.
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  9. Re: [I18N-ACTION-150] Review of HTML open issues (from ishida@w3.org on 2014-02-21)
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  11. Summary of I18N discussion in HTML WG today (from robin@w3.org on 2012-11-02)
  12. [Bug 17859] locale='' attribute (from bugzilla@jessica.w3.org on 2012-09-16)
  13. [Bug 16965] i18n-ISSUE-97: Allowing a page to request a given locale (4.10.7.2 normativity) (from bugzilla@jessica.w3.org on 2012-09-14)
  14. [Bug 17859] i18n-ISSUE-97: Allowing a page to request a given locale (4.10.7.2 normativity) (from bugzilla@jessica.w3.org on 2012-07-18)
  15. [Bug 16965] i18n-ISSUE-97: Allowing a page to request a given locale (4.10.7.2 normativity) (from bugzilla@jessica.w3.org on 2012-07-18)
  16. [Bug 17859] New: i18n-ISSUE-97: Allowing a page to request a given locale (4.10.7.2 normativity) (from bugzilla@jessica.w3.org on 2012-07-18)
  17. [Bug 16965] i18n-ISSUE-97: Allowing a page to request a given locale (4.10.7.2 normativity) (from bugzilla@jessica.w3.org on 2012-05-08)
  18. Re: HTML5 Comment disposition (from w3@norbertlindenberg.com on 2012-03-20)
  19. [minutes] Internationalization WG telecon 2011-07-27 (from ishida@w3.org on 2011-07-27)
  20. I18N-ISSUE-97: Allowing a page to request a given locale [HTML5-prep] (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2011-07-22)

Related notes:

[aphillip]: accepted for HTML5 LC

27 Jul 2011, 16:49:53

It seems 4.10.7.2, Implemention notes regarding localization of form controls, addresses this to some extent, although it's non-normative.

Norbert Lindenberg, 21 Mar 2012, 05:52:35

change to: make 4.l0.7.2 normative

Addison Phillips, 28 Mar 2012, 15:42:57

bug 16965

Addison Phillips, 7 May 2012, 17:25:37

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