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Re: Question on text search

From: Robin Berjon <robin@robineko.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2010 17:14:04 +0200
Cc: "public-i18n-core@w3.org" <public-i18n-core@w3.org>, "public-device-apis@w3.org" <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Message-Id: <6548EC29-4245-4BF0-BE92-ED86D2020A84@robineko.com>
To: "Phillips, Addison" <addison@lab126.com>
Hi Addison,

On Jun 2, 2010, at 16:52 , Phillips, Addison wrote:
> Hi, I've added this to our agenda to discuss.

Excellent, thanks a lot!

> Full text search is a somewhat complex topic and varies by language.

I like your use of the word "somewhat".

> Looking at the Contacts API draft quickly I notice many interesting internationalization issues that may not be fully addressed (handling of personal names; handling of postal addresses; enumerated types which need to consider the needs of other cultures; etc.)

Yes, we're aware of these issues. The schema that describes people is caught between two contradictory tensions: do the right thing, and do something that can be layered atop existing implementations (some of which are dreadfully daft). Personally I'd rather we did things right even if it limits the target platforms somehow, but that's not necessarily a consensual view.

That being said, we've already received feedback that's likely to cause us to rethink the current schema (yet again...). As a result I think that in the interest of not taking up your precious resources it might be best to wait. We will definitely ask for your review once we've stabilised this.

Thanks a lot!

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Robin Berjon
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