[Atoca] Summary of "Language and Media Type" Discussion

Hannes Tschofenig <hannes.tschofenig@gmx.net> Sun, 27 February 2011 10:21 UTC

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Hi all, 

in the discussion around the language and media type your feedback focused on the language part; the media type aspect wasn't really touched. 

In any case, I again think we need to differentiate two aspects here: 

1) Policy

For certain types of alerts governments may decide in what languages are supported in alerts. In other cases the alert message author may make that decision. 

2) Technology 

It would be important to have some mechanism to actually allow the potential recipient to indicate what languages he or she prefers. Martin suggested a Accept-Language header concept and Richard refined it. 

The language tag in the CAP encoded alert, as raised by Art, would then indicate in what language the specific alert is using.

To address this issue in the document two modifications are needed: 
a) In http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-atoca-requirements-01 I believe it is useful to clarify that we are talking about (2) and that (1) may decide what is being used. 
b) In http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-rosen-atoca-cap-01 the text Richard and Martin proposed would be added.