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This weeks Q&A and UXML doc

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 16:08:37 +0100
To: <public-i18n-geo@w3.org>
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Comments arising from or about my work on
http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-bidi-controls.html:

[1] 
the table in 3.3 lists only </xhtml:bdo> as alternative markup for PDF
and says "when used to terminate RLO or RLO only, otherwise ignore"

I believe you also have to use it to terminate RLE and LRE sequences
too, don't you?

[2]
The previous point may mean that I need to change my version of the
table.
I'm also thinking of adding the code points or at least putting them in
the same order as above.

[3]
Note, in passing, that the table in UXML uses <td><b>text</b></td> to
create table headers, rather than just <th>text</th> - probably ought to
be changed on the next iteration.

[4] 
Opera, of course, doesn't show the example of correct Hebrew correctly.
For the guidelines we agreed to provide pdfs to show that stuff
properly.  Perhaps we should do the same for Q&As that contain complex
scripts?

RI

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Richard Ishida
W3C

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http://www.w3.org/People/Ishida/



> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-i18n-geo-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:public-i18n-geo-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Richard Ishida
> Sent: 17 June 2003 15:05
> To: public-i18n-geo@w3.org
> Subject: This week's Q&A
> Importance: High
> 
> 
> 
> Building on an idea volunteered by Phil in a private note to 
> me, I believe we should not publish Phil's currently proposed 
> Q&A because it will require a good deal more work before it 
> is ready and may still be difficult to bring into focus 
> clearly enough for a Q&A.  I think we should use the material 
> so far developed, with the additional comments on the list 
> such as Tex's helpful input, towards developing the 'article' 
> we discussed during our last meeting that will be linked from 
> the site as part of our outreach work.
> 
> That leaves us with a gap for our weekly offering.  To get 
> around this problem (given that Martin doesn't want to 
> publish his new Q&A just yet), I wrote something today that 
> may serve, will hopefully be not very controversial, and will 
> also draw attention to the newly published Unicode in XML and 
> other Markup Languages.  You can find it at: 
> http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-bidi-controls.htm
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If there are no strong objections to this course of action I propose the
following:
-	that we send comments on my new Q&A to the list asap
-	that we mop up remaining comments during tomorrow's meeting
-	that I publish Wednesday evening (or early Thurs am my time)
-	that we publish subsequent Q&A's on Wednesday evenings (since I
have been finalising edits at the beginning of the week lately, that
would be a good thing anyhow). 


The last point would produce a publication schedule as follows:
1	announce new Q&A to the list Monday (latest, but as far in
advance as you like)
2	comment on list
3	discuss at Wednesday meeting
4	contributor makes changes based on feedback by Friday
5	RI and contributor consolidate changes and prepare on the site
Monday & Tuesday
6	publish on Wednesday

RI


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Richard Ishida
W3C

tel: +44 1753 480 292
http://www.w3.org/International/ http://www.w3.org/People/Ishida/
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