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Re: I18n comment: Notion of type

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2006 23:00:33 +0000 (UTC)
To: Felix Sasaki <fsasaki@w3.org>
Cc: www-style@w3.org, public-i18n-core@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0603132259190.19468@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Mon, 13 Mar 2006, Felix Sasaki wrote:
>
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> > On Wed, 1 Feb 2006, Felix Sasaki wrote:
> >   
> > > We are not satisfied with your reply. All what we require is a 
> > > non-normative statement which says "this is not the type as in XML 
> > > Schema".
> > 
> > XML Schema doesn't have "type"s, it has "data type"s. Selectors has 
> > "element type"s. We don't really understand why we should mention XML 
> > Schema.
>
> Since you talk about "type" selectors in your document, and only 
> sometimes about "element types". People new to w3c technologies 
> hopefully have no bias and just want to be guided what the term "type" 
> means. I am asking you for that guidance.

Would the following text satisfy your request?

: A type selector is the name of a document language element type. A type 
: selector represents an instance of the element type in the document tree.

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