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[ESW Wiki] Update of "its0503ReqContainerSize"

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Date: Wed, 06 Apr 2005 15:27:47 -0000
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The following page has been changed by RichardIshida:
http://esw.w3.org/topic/its0503ReqContainerSize

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+ Author: Yves Savourel
+ 
+ = Indicator of Container Size =
+ 
+ == Description: ==
+ 
+ Where fixed sizes are used for containers or objects (such as tables, table cells, frames, buffers, screens, images, etc.) a standard method should be used for indicating the dimensions of the container so that localization tools can automatically recognize them. 
+ 
+ 
+ == Background: ==
+ 
+ This helps the localizers to ensure that the content will fit as text expands in translation or if graphics need to be adapted.
+ 
+ This can also be used by localization tools to verify size restriction related to the implementation of the application where the
+ content is used. For instance, to check that a translation does not overflow a buffer, or a display area.
+ 
+ For example, the content of the following <string> element must accommodate the length restriction imposed by the small display panel where it is used:
+ 
+ <!-- LED display has only 16 characters -->
+ <string id="123">Printing...</string>
+ 
+ 
+ == Notes: ==
+ 
+ XSD (XML Schema Part 2: Datatypes Second Edition) provides a mechanism to define "Constraining Facets"
+ (http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-2/#rf-facets) that may provide some solution for this requirement.
+ 
+ Sometimes the size constraint may need to be expressed in a unit different from the unit used in the document. For example, The maximum length of a string may need to be expressed in byte or pixels instead of character. This might lead to the possible requirement of being able to specify additional information (e.g. encoding, font, etc.) along with the size constraint. ''[Do we want to go there???]''
+ 
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