ID for language-invariant strings
petercon at microsoft.com
Fri Mar 14 00:40:13 CET 2008
> From: ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no [mailto:ietf-languages-
> bounces at alvestrand.no] On Behalf Of Frank Ellermann
> If what you need is an ISO synonym for "i-default"
> it makes sense...
I feel pretty convinced "default" is wrong here. Default is a fallback notion applicable to scenarios such as UI display: "if none of the user-indicated preferences are available, use this as a last resort". This scenario is quite different: the strings are being tagged for a use other than presenting to users (at least, not directly -- they might be used as part of a key for selecting display strings); in many cases the strings may incidentally be meaningful to a user, but that's not their intent.
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