We discussed this topic at a recent meeting. I think it was a model meeting.
We have talked about several strategies including the one you mention.
I agree with that strategy. It allows a client to specify a desired locale
and for a server to do its best to return text in that locale. There are,
of course, lots of pitfalls in implementing all of this.
> From rdebry at us.ibm.com Tue Mar 18 11:59:05 1997
> I know there have been some discussions on this but don't recall if there was
> any resolution. I was in Chelmsford MA on monday and spent an hour with Bob
> Sproull from Sun who actually passed along this suggestion. When some
> responses (i.e. attribute values) can be passed back as text strings, Bob
> suggested that we need some mechanism for the client to specify what language
> the response should be returned in. Has that been discussed? For example,
> Printer location is a text string provided y an administrator. If users can
> speak one of several languages, can the user say "send me the printer location
> in language x"?