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Re: [i18n] education & outreach initiative

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2003 05:41:17 +0200
To: "Arko, Phil" <phil.arko@scr.siemens.com>
Cc: public-i18n-geo@w3.org
Message-ID: <3ee236f0.82849120@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Arko, Phil wrote:
>Many web designers (at least in the US) typically use a site such as
>WebMonkey.com or Builder.com instead of W3.org. Such sites offer a quick
>overview (although not always completely accurate) of the most important
>aspects of a topic. They typically (in my experience) do not look to the
>entire guideline on the W3 site. Can we think about methods of ensuring that
>our deliverables are more easily approachable and more usable, so as to make
>sure that web designers come here first to get the most accurate set of
>guidelines?

That's exactly what I thought of when I first heard of I18N GEO, make
the authors and developers aware of issues, explain them and provide
hints how to deal with them. It would be great to have Q&A documents to
point at at w3.org. For example, the W3C MarkUp Validator refuses to
validate documents which do not explicitly specify a character encoding.
Many authors don't understand why this is necessary or how to setup the
web server to specify the encoding, it'd be great if I18N GEO would
provide sole document dealing with such issues.
Received on Thursday, 10 April 2003 23:41:44 GMT

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