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Re: organising an eGov global taskforce suggestions(redux)

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2012 14:10:50 -0800 (PST)
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To: "paoladimaio10@googlemail.com" <paoladimaio10@googlemail.com>, Serafín Olcoz <olcoz@ej-gv.es>
Cc: "public-egov-ig@w3.org" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Perhaps we could address your invitation to "Bearer of the Pizza Box", Paola.  This system worked well in my younger days :-)

With regards to XML applications (like the Basque Government Public Sector), I am wondering if all these predefined entities are helpful[1].  Having three different persistant representations (codepoint hex, codepoint decimal and name) makes no sense for small apps and defeats Internationalization because the common "flat" denominator for full text searches isUnicode.  There is no chance to reuse the most definitive choice (a hex codepoint escape) and web copies lose the source coding.  Que Daniel Barrett's talk about Group Notes. 

I am not a Lawyer, just a simple, ordinary troublemaker.  However, I wonder if the use of character entities might present a legal dilemma for Web Indexers.  This way: If it is impossible to process a text stream character-by-character, and it is impossible to process "half" an entity, then you have intercepted the data by definition and may not claim you simply saw it as it went by.  I think it's an interesting question.

Comments ?


[1] http://dev.w3.org/html5/html-author/charref

 From: Paola Di Maio <paola.dimaio@gmail.com>
To: eGov IG (Public) <public-egov-ig@w3.org> 
Sent: Saturday, November 24, 2012 5:52 AM
Subject: organising an eGov global taskforce suggestions(redux)

I made some suggestions some time ago on this list in relation to the self-organisation
of our worldwide activities related to eGov


I would find it useful, as a network agent, if E-Gov events that W3C members of this group organise or are invited to participate in wordlwide, should be  mapped on a shared calendar so that members of this community can actually
also be informed of them and participate!!
(unless these are secret for some reason ;-)


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