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Occurences of <rules> element in document and linking

From: Yves Savourel <ysavourel@translate.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2006 09:49:35 -0600
To: <public-i18n-its@w3.org>
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Hi everyone,

Piggy-backing on some time left at the end of the editors' teleconference today, Christian, Felix and I were able to discuss of the
"Shall ITS allows several <rules> elements in a single document?" question as well as the "What the ITS xlink:href link points to
exactly?" question, that were generated from the Versionning discussion.
And we even reached a consensus that hopefully you will share:

We propose that:

-#1- Only one <rules> element should be allowed per document. We think it covers most of the cases, and allowing more than one would
result in quite a few headaches in processing/conformance while not adding much benefits.

This is a change from the current specification insofar as we didn't have any explicit wording forbidding several <rules> to be in a
single file (and therefore it was implicitely allowed).

-#2- The xlink:href attributes of the <rules> element points to an arbitrary XML document that contains a <rules> element. That
element can be the root element or elsewhere in the document (and there is only one per #1).

This is a clarification of the linking mechanism rather than a change. The next updated specification should include a section
describing the linking mechanism as we agreed already.

If you see any problem with either #1 or #2 please make sure to post your comments.

P.S. The discussion on versionning is still going on:
See this thread:
Received on Friday, 7 April 2006 15:50:01 UTC

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