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Re: Articles

From: Najib Tounsi <ntounsi@emi.ac.ma>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2003 11:48:48 +0000
Message-Id: <a05111b01bbdd11ab0686@[]>
To: <ishida@w3.org>, <public-i18n-geo@w3.org>

At 15:13 +0100 23/10/03, Richard Ishida wrote:
>I have mentioned once or twice my idea of creating a set of 'articles'
>on i18n topics to accompany the guidelines and faqs.  This was given
>additional impetus when I looked at the Netscape DevEdge site
>http://devedge.netscape.com/viewsource/ a little while back.  My current
>plan is to slowly convert the longer items in the Hints & Tips section
>of our site http://www.w3.org/International/resources.html#hints to
>either faqs or articles linked to by a new page.   I have mocked up such
>a page at

The following links don't seem to link the appropriate pages.
Internationalized Resource Identifiers (IRIs)
(links to FAQ: Two-letter or three-letter language codes)

Dates and time
(links to FAQ: Styling using the lang attribute)
Writing Systems Tutorial
(links to FAQ: Bidi space loss)

Or Have I missed something?

Regards, Najib

>to show the idea.
>I see the articles as less focussed and slightly longer than a typical
>FAQ, but they should still be written to a specific brief and remain
>concise.  I think this is an ideal way to point to additional material
>that supports the guidelines, eg. the background info on inline bidi.
>Note that I have added links to a number of articles from my own site
>just to add bulk here.  We should consider whether it is appropriate to
>incorporate them for real in our list of articles.
>I think we need to discuss the following:
>A. Should we limit contributions to the GEO group participants?  For
>example, Kat Momoi wrote a very good article for DevEdge on IDN
>B. Where should articles be located? - for example, if we do include the
>articles of mine that I've put on the mockup page, I'd prefer to do it
>as an automatically updated copy (that uses whatever style we decide on
>for our articles) and continue to serve my articles on my own site too.
>I don't think we should simply link to locations outside the W3C site.
>C. What level of review should be required for such articles.  I believe
>the articles should be carefully reviewed by the group, just like FAQs
>or guidelines, so that we can claim that they are authoritative.  We
>should not simply include stuff that people have written that 'contains
>some useful bits'.
>D. Should this be open to submissions from other parts of the i18n WG
>(eg. Core or WS), rather than just GEO contributors.  My feeling is that
>yes it should be.  Do we want to review that before publication though?
>Comments and suggestions?
>Richard Ishida
>contact info: http://www.w3.org/People/Ishida/
>See the W3C Internationalization FAQ page

Najib TOUNSI (mailto:tounsi@w3.org)
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