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RE: Slides for review

From: Yves Savourel <yves@opentag.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2009 05:47:01 -0700
To: 'Camille Bégnis' <camille@neodoc.biz>, <public-i18n-its-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <003501c99bfe$26c7da40$74578ec0$@com>
> This is not related to the presentation itself, but in slide 13 I 
> understand that a rules set called from within the document 
> overrides a rule set called at processing time (associated by tool).
> Is this correct?

Yes, it is. The external global rules are overwritten by the internal global rules, which are overwritten by the local rules. 

> In my opinion a rule set specified at processing time is more 
> specific than the one specified "by default" in the file, and
> thus have higher priority.

I suppose it depends how you think about it.
Imagine that you have 100 documents, you want all the <p> elements to be translatable. But in 2 documents all <p> should remain
untouched. It is easier to have an external rule that applied to the 100 documents and add internal global rules in 2 of them, than
doing the reverse.
If you think about it from the localizer viewpoint having external rules preceding the internal ones seem maybe more logical (you
can overwrite the author's rules), but from the author's viewpoint it makes probably more sense to use external rules as the
default, and then, within each document, fine-tune them.

> I hope the presentation can be made available on the wiki.

Sure. I'll put it there after the conference.

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