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[WCAG2 TECHS] i18n comment 2: H34 use of entities

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 15:46:04 -0000
To: <public-i18n-core@w3.org>
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  From: Loretta Guarino Reid [mailto:lorettaguarino@google.com]
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  Please review our resolutions for the following comments, 
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  WCAG 2.0 Editor's Draft of May-October 2007 at  
 http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/WD-WCAG20-20071102/
  
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> Comment 7: H34: (example 1) implication that you have to use 
> a character entity
> Source: 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-comments-wcag20/200
7Jun/0043.html
> (Issue ID: 1965)
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> Original Comment:
> ----------------------------
> 
> Comment from the i18n review of:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20070517/
> 
> Comment 2
> At http://www.w3.org/International/reviews/0706-wcag2-techniques/
> Editorial/substantive: E
> Owner: RI
> 
> Location in reviewed document:
> H34 
> [http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20070517/Overview.html#H34]
> 
> Comment:
>  You don't have to use a character entity, although that may 
> be inferred from the current text in H34. In fact, there are 
> more than one possible issue with that:
> 
> - the editor may not display character entities as you'd 
> expect, due to the bidi algorithm (on the other hand, the 
> editor may make RLM characters visible, like Notepad does, in 
> which case this becomes a better solution)
> 
> - there is a case for using NCRs rather than character 
> entities in XHTML, since it is XML-based and the entities are 
> declared outside the document, and some parsers may not 
> validate when such entities are involved.
> 
> If you keep the example you should probably modify the text 
> to say "Inserting a Unicode right-to-left mark (in this case 
> via the HTML character entity) ..." or just indicate that 
> characters, entities and ncrs are possible approaches.
> 
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 Response from Working Group:
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 Response:
 Thank you for helping us improve this technique and its 
 example. We have made the changes to the technique described 
 in our response to your comment 
 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-comments-wcag20/2007Jun/0042.html
 
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