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Re: [i18n] education & outreach initiative

From: Tex Texin <tex@i18nguy.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2003 01:33:16 -0400
Message-ID: <3E96539C.62115A50@i18nguy.com>
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
CC: "Arko, Phil" <phil.arko@scr.siemens.com>, public-i18n-geo@w3.org

I don't know that our documents need to be the sole document, but it would be
a great idea to have tools like the validator provide a link to our documents
when they report an error, such as missing encoding. The error could link
directly to the section on encodings that answer the questions you identify as
user needs.

It's an interesting idea to prioritize having text for errors that are
detected by these tools. Would make our web site both valuable and frequently
referenced, and that would increase the visibility of other materials we


Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> * 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.

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