[Seaside] Seaside vs I18N/L10N

Martin Kobetic mkobetic at cincom.com
Tue Aug 14 21:30:41 UTC 2007

I have a few questions regarding I18N/L10N of Seaside applications. I'm not sure what exactly is the difference, but I figured I'd mention both :-). What I really want to know is if there is any support/hooks in Seaside to allow rendering of pages in different (human) languages for different, concurrently connected users. I'm interested in any pointers in both 2.7 and 2.8 contexts. If there's nothing, that's a useful answer as well. Or any yet to be implemented plans are interesting too. I searched the list archives some and browsed seaside.st but didn't find much on this.

To provide some context where I'm coming from, we expect to handle each connection in context of its own dedicated process and we're adding support for per-process Locale. So evaluating 'Locale current' would return the one associated with the process executing the expression. This will allow application text (UserMessages in VW) to be translated by the correct set of translation catalogs, associated with current Locale's language. Given all this the question is how to integrate this best with Seaside. Presumably the language choice needs to be associated with and controlled by Seaside's session somehow. In fact we need Seaside to tell us in the first place which Locale we should set on given connection process, since there are many ways in which a web application may want to manage this (one may want to just infer it from accept-language header, other will have the user pick it from some web doo-dads somewhere on first pages, etc). Any hints on what's the best way to hook th
is up with Seaside would be appreciated.



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