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Re: Notes on the draft polyglot document Polyglot document

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2010 13:09:55 +0200
To: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20100610130955674353.0d95248e@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Daniel Glazman, Thu, 10 Jun 2010 12:20:07 +0200:
> Le 10/06/10 11:46, Julian Reschke a écrit :
> 
>> I don't think the title is difficult to understand.

Julian: I suppose you meant the word "polyglot" is not difficult to 
understand? Or did you refer to a particular variant of the titles with 
that word, such as TAG's suggested version or some other?

>> What I said is that I think that the audience actually *does* understand
>> it, and is familiar with the term.
> 
> I am clearly part of the audience. I am implementing an HTML (5
> included) wysiwyg editor _now_. I did not understand the title. I had
> to read the document to understand the title; that's bad.

Daniel: Do you find

	"Polyglot XHTML. HTML Compatible XML Documents"

difficult to understand? Or what about this:

	"Polyglot markup. HTML Compatible XML Documents"

? "Polyglot markup" could diminish the possibility of misunderstanding 
it in linguistic way.

>> And what has the current status of the document have to do with that?
> 
> I just meant it's young enough to allow title changes. It's not even
> a FPWD yet.

As for the alternatives: "Inter-compatible HTML": I get sand on my 
teeth. "Metalanguage-independent (X)HTML5 Documents": Eh, did you say 
you wanted to *broaden* the audience? As for "Mixed Language 
Documents": Well, it is not a *mix* of two languages, really, is it? 
The point is: a polyglot document is able to speak two languages - same 
as a polyglot person is able to speak more than one language.
-- 
leif halvard silli
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