[uf-dev] Human and machine readable data format
danbri at danbri.org
Mon Jun 30 02:52:29 PDT 2008
Glenn Jones wrote:
> 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.
That's a very interesting approach. But do you think this can reasonably
extend to use of other calendars, rather than just other scripts /
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