[webkit-dev] Client side JavaScript i18n API proposal

Oliver Hunt oliver at apple.com
Thu May 20 16:53:07 PDT 2010

It seems like the majority of this belongs in EcmaScript directly rather than being restricted to web-oriented uses of ES.  I'm also unsure of the relevance of CommonJS to either WebAPI or ES as CommonJS is not part of either standards body.  For example the use of "require" implies making CommonJS modules part of WebAPI, rather than any of the current modules proposals working through TC39.


On May 20, 2010, at 4:45 PM, Nebojša Ćirić wrote:

> There are a number of areas where JavaScript i18n APIs are deficient. Our goal is to develop better client-side i18n API for JavaScript, and eliminate need for big JavaScript libraries or server side processing. Eventually, we want to make them a part of WebAPI (worked on by WebApp WG). Our proposal to API is up at http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dhttrq5v_0c8k5vkdh
> In a Phase 1, we would start with limited WebKit implementation (locale implementation and date formatting). A Phase 2 would extend it to cover collation, number/currency formatting, calendars...
> See bug https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=39451 for details (proposed API, motivation, related chromium bug and WebApps thread we started).
> We would like to start prototyping Locale part of the API in next couple weeks, both for JSC and V8, and we would appreciate your input wrt. proposed API.
> We'll continue working with WebApps group on standardizing the API but we would like to keep moving forward with the implementation too, thus cross-posting on webkit-dev.
> -- 
> Nebojša Ćirić
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