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Subject: Re: [office-formula] Semantics

Daniel Carrera wrote:
Seems sensible. A syntactic alternative is to store the locale for the entire document in meta.xml. Currently OpenDocument stores <dc:language> in meta.xml, so putting locale in the same place is consistent. Dublin Core doesn't seem to have a tag for locale, but we could make up a new tag. But perhaps that belongs in the metadata SC?
Yes, I like that better.
Maybe we should bring this up on the main TC list, since it's an issue that involves two sub-committees (metadata and formula).
If that's the process, how do we do that? Do others support it?
Loale information is metadata. I think it should be included in the format, but not in the spreadsheet formulas themselves.
My fear is that by adding things like locale we move the specification too far away from current implementations and risk no one using it.

True. Another reason to have locale in meta.xml. The drawback of putting locale in meta.xml is that you couldn't have some functions in one locale and some functions in another. Do we want to allow for that? Personally I don't because I think it might make the format too complicated.
--- Richard Kernick

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