[webkit-dev] How to deal with localized strings

Michelangelo De Simone micdesim at gmail.com
Mon Aug 24 11:07:07 PDT 2009

Hi guys,

I'm gonna implement the support to the "validationMessage" HTML5 DOM
attribute of form control elements, it shall return a string that
describes which validation state the element is in.
AFAIK this should be a localized string to be presented to the user: I
tought to write a simple: enum ValidationMessage {STD_MSG1, STD_MSG2,
etc...} in HTMLFormControlElement to have a simple representation of
the standard messages and then leave the localization to the embedder.

In order to accomplish this in
HTMLFormControlElement::validationMessage() I should return the
localized string obtained from the embedder and this is the trouble I
went into: how such a thing is usually done in WebKit?

I'd appreciate any help you may provide. Thank you.

Michelangelo, a future ex-gsocer

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