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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
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Comments arising from or about my work on

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?

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

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.

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


Richard Ishida

tel: +44 1753 480 292

> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:public-i18n-geo-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Richard Ishida
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> 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

If there are no strong objections to this course of action I propose the
-	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


Richard Ishida

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