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RE: MINUTES: GEO telecon 20031009

From: Deborah Cawkwell <deborah.cawkwell@bbc.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2003 11:27:45 +0100
Message-ID: <418B7E44473AC34488C9E730D09FF3CF0127E7C2@bbcxue204.bu.bbc.co.uk>
To: "Jungshik Shin" <jshin@i18nl10n.com>
Cc: <public-i18n-geo@w3.org>, "Jonathan Hassell" <jonathan.hassell@bbc.co.uk>

Regarding accessibility, BBC is currently engaged in improving online
standards, where W3C WAI is a valuable resource. Jonathan Hassell is BBC
Editor, Guidelines & Standards (New Media) coordinating pan-organization
working groups.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jungshik Shin [mailto:jshin@i18nl10n.com] 
Sent: 24 October 2003 10:20
To: Deborah Cawkwell
Cc: public-i18n-geo@w3.org
Subject: RE: MINUTES: GEO telecon 20031009

On Fri, 10 Oct 2003, Deborah Cawkwell wrote:

I'm very sorry for my late reply and thansk a lot for your prompt reply.

> One of the purposes of our participation in the W3C I18N working group
> and standards groups within the organisation is to continually improve
> WS sites. We are keen to learn from the rest of the group as well as
> input into the group with problems that we face.

  That's great. I only wish others in news media did the same :-)
(OT : It'd be even nicer of you (or others at BBC) to participate in
W3C accessibility working group (http://www.w3.org/WAI) as well. if you
don't at the moment.)

> Jungshik is right in that currently we are only using utf-8 where
> is no alternative.  This is something we are regularly looking at and
> will change over time where it becomes appropriate for our target
> audience.

  I'd argue that the change would be transparent to most audiences right
now, but I'd not insist that you have to change it right away partly
because I believe it's not just audience-side but also 'supplier side'
(that is, BBC and its reporters and other staffs) that has to be taken
into account.

> Regarding the 'lang' tag, we will shortly be implementing this across
> our site, in this case to comply with our internal language
> Regarding your writing with the 'lang' tag suggestion and not
> a reply, I can only apologise. We usually try to respond to all

  No problem. I'm glad you're gonna implement it across the site soon.


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