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From "James Childers" <>
Subject RE: i18n in persistence layer
Date Tue, 19 Nov 2002 19:28:27 GMT
> Which approach is best  for this problem in MVC.
> Join tables or different tables for each language or
> different databases or something else.
> Dragan

This is actually a non-trivial problem. For a good discussion of this you may want to check
out the book "XML Internationalization and Localization" by Yves Savourel. It discusses different
mechanisms for using XML as a persistence layer in internationalized documents, and makes
a strong case for using XML instead of an RDBMS. But even should you decide to use XML there
are different factors to consider when structuring your documents, depending on your circumstances.

This is assuming, of course, that the resource bundle mechanism used by Struts doesn't adequately
meet your needs.

-= James

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