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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: one more sitemap idea
Date Fri, 09 Jun 2000 22:22:08 GMT
Berin Loritsch wrote:
> Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> > Hmmm, I need to think a little more about l10n... sure is something very
> > important and tuning the sitemap to support it would not only be
> > beneficial to web masters but to site users also.
> >
> > Any comment on this will be highly appreciated.
> Just a clarification on the difference between l10n and i18n:
> i18n refers to actually using different languages, which is what we are
> talking about
> l10n refers to language constructs and number/date representations specific to
> a locale
> Java does have the ability to render the same data in differing formats based
> on
> locale--so l10n won't be as much of a problem.  It can handle things like
> Germans
> represent their numbers like (5.000,25 for the english variation 5,000.25).
> i18n presents more of a problem because of bugs in implementations and other
> factors that make certain characters impossible to use for markup or send
> properly
> as a URI.  Cocoon will have to automatically take %20 and the like and convert
> it as it comes in--especially when there are accent grave and other special
> characters (cyrillic anyone?).
> The FSF have a C library called gettext handles all their i18n needs.
> Basically,
> it defines a special kind of file that performs translations.  Reimplementing
> something like this in Java won't be an easy task, nor would it directly help
> C2
> unless we want the error messages and Cocoon welcome page to be i18n and
> l10n ready.

Cocoon2 will use ResourceBundles for error messages. This was already
planned, but has nothing to do with the sitemap.

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