[uf-dev] Human and machine readable data format
glenn.jones at madgex.com
Mon Jun 30 02:37:24 PDT 2008
On 29 Jun 2008, Norm wrote:
>That is an internationalisation no-no. It's not longer "human
>readable" if the language is question demands a different order and
>you break it for the sake of easier machine parsing.
That's only an example for English. At the bottom of the page
you will find a language descriptions which will be need to configure
parser's. There is a pattern property which allow for different orders.
The Simplified Chinese data format has a different order to the others.
The idea is that the parsers read the lang attribute on the abbr and
applies the correct language description. It will be a pain to build up
all the international descriptions needed, but it's the only way if we
wish to have human readable date's that can be parsed by machines.
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Subject: Re: [uf-dev] Human and machine readable data format
On 29 Jun 2008, at 15:17, Glenn Jones wrote:
Glenn, in this page you state:
> MUST format must follow the pattern order i.e.in English date,
> month year, time, timezone
That is an internationalisation no-no. It's not longer "human
readable" if the language is question demands a different order and
you break it for the sake of easier machine parsing.
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