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From "Waldemar Baraldi" <waldemar.bara...@globant.com>
Subject RE: Internationalization of property values
Date Fri, 02 Mar 2007 21:27:23 GMT
Bryan, thanks for your answer. I guess I cannot count on it to be
implemented already. It's an elegant solution that I may implement by myself
so far, right?

-----Original Message-----
From: Bryan Davis [mailto:brdavis@bea.com] 
Sent: Friday, March 02, 2007 5:19 PM
To: users@jackrabbit.apache.org
Subject: Re: Internationalization of property values

JSR 283 speaks directly to this... From the latest jsr-283.doc:

> 4.11.1 Internationalization
> The mix:lang mixin node type defines a single string property, 
> jcr:lang, that can be used to specify the natural language in which 
> the content of a node is expressed. The jcr:lang property is based on 
> the standard XML attribute, xml:lang.
> [mix:lang] mixin
>   - jcr:lang (string) mandatory
> This node type is optional.
> The format of the jcr:lang property should be the same as that of the 
> xml:lang attribute, that is, a language code as defined in RFC 3066 
> (see http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3066.txt), examples include "en"
(English), "en-US"
> (United States English), "de" (German) and "de-CH" (Swiss German).
> 4.11.2 Natural Language Text
> The following predefined node type can be used for storing natural 
> language text.
> [nt:naturalText]
>   - jcr:text (string)
>   - jcr:messageId (string)
> This node type is optional.
> Nodes of type nt:naturalText are intended to be used in place of 
> simple string properties when the content being stored is known to be 
> text in a natural language (or a message ID representing such a text). 
> The text can be represented within the node either directly as in the 
> jcr:text property or indirectly using the jcr:messageId property, that 
> the application would then use to look up the  appropriate literal 
> text. Note that nodes that use the literal jcr:text property might 
> also be assigned the mix:lang mixin type, which would provide information
as to the language of the text.

On 3/2/07 9:55 AM, "Brian Thompson" <elephantium@gmail.com> wrote:

> Off the top of my head, I might encode the data as an XML string with 
> a language declaration as the first element.  Something like
> XML declaration
> <lang="de"><data>(title data in German here)</data></lang>
> or something similar.
> -Brian
> Waldemar Baraldi wrote:
>> Thanks guys, I think I will implement something like Brian's option 2 
>> (very similar to Tobia's suggestion).
>> By the way, Brian, how would you recognize to which language a value 
>> in the multi-valued property corresponds in Option 3? I ask because I 
>> haven't discarded it completely :-).
>> Regards,
>> Waldemar
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Brian Thompson [mailto:elephantium@gmail.com]
>> Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2007 11:45 PM
>> To: users@jackrabbit.apache.org
>> Subject: Re: Internationalization of property values
>> The way I see it, you have three options:
>> Option 1:  Separate nodes, one for each language.  If you maintain 
>> separate workspaces (again, one for each language), you can create 
>> the initial movie node and clone() it to the other language workspaces.
>> Each language-version of the movie node will then share the same 
>> UUID, making lookups easier (just log in to the appropriate workspace 
>> when you're looking for a particular language's version of movie data).
>> If you don't go with multiple workspaces, it gets trickier - you 
>> could build a logical linked list with node references, but that 
>> seems harder to deal with.
>> Option 2:  One movie node, multiple child nodes for languages.  
>> Create all the child nodes as the same type (movie:properties or 
>> something similar), and put your properties on the child nodes.
>> Option 3:  Make each property multi-valued.  This keeps all language 
>> versions of each property all in the same place, simplifying 
>> insertion and retrieval.  The downside is that, every time you 
>> retrieve any property, you are forced to retrieve all language versions
of it.
>> Hope this helps,
>> -Brian
>> Waldemar Baraldi wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I want my nodes to have internationalizable properties. Let's say a 
>>> node of type movie has a string property called 'title', I want to 
>>> set the value to that property in different languages. I don't want 
>>> to have multiple nodes (for the same movie) just to maintain
>>> I believe the JCR standard doesn't support something like that. I'm 
>>> thinking about how to implement something like this.
>>> Any help, ideas or shared experience will be greatly welcome.
>>> Thanks in advance.
>>> Waldemar

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