Re: xml:lang how often used?
by the way, be warned that I just checked mydictionary.org and its a link spamming site. On 10/19/07, bryan rasmussen <rasmussen.bryan@g...> wrote: > > > > It does seem an odd way of doing it - does anyone really have: > > > > <dictionary xml:lang="en"> > > <term name="Computer">Computer</term> > > ... > > </dictionary> > > <dictionary xml:lang="fr"> > > <term name="Computer">Ordinateur</term> > > ... > > </dictionary> > > <dictionary xml:lang="de"> > > > I think it seems like a quick hacky way of doing it. Like, oh we > should have a dictionary of terms. > > ...where all of the various languages are included in r the one XML file? > Sure, Not well thought out dictionaries, but for just small > dictionaries of values for a small project I bet there's a lot. > > > Wouldn't it be a better solution to do it the Java i18n way eg: > > > > <dictionary> > > <term name="Computer"><i18n id="Computer"/></term> > > > > and then a language file for each locale: > > > > xml_en_UK: > > <val id="Computer">Computer</val> > > > > xml_fr_FR: > > <val id="Computer">Ordinateur</val> > > > > I think that is not a preferable way because it is still using one > language as the default, the english one is redundantly maintained > across all files. Becomes also problematic if a word in some language > should be used that does not have a synonym in English. If the data > may become really big you need to do it on a network. > > How about like this: > > > xml_en_UK: > > <val id="http://mydictionary.org/5345">Computer</val> > > > > xml_fr_FR: > > <val id="http://mydictionary.org/5345">Ordinateur</val> > > Then a request against > > http://mydictionary.org/5345?lang=en_uk > returns something like a wordml rdf format for Computer (I say > something like because I would probably want to do something else) > > And http://mydictionary.org/languages/english/computer > should return a redirect to > http://mydictionary.org/5345?lang=en_uk > > and checking if a language was supported for a particular word > http://mydictionary.org/5345?lang=ar_sa > which might show that it was not supported or just do a redirect to > http://mydictionary.org/5345?lang=ar > > > Of course http replaced by whatever lookup scheme used in your system, > but I would think something like that more maintainable. > > Cheers, > Bryan Rasmussen >
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