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On the structure of the techniques document

From: Felix Sasaki <fsasaki@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 23:18:37 +0900
Message-ID: <43FC72BD.1080109@w3.org>
To: public-i18n-its@w3.org
Hi Diane and Yves, possibly others,

I would like to make a proposal for the structure of the techniques
document: have a very similar structure for each technique. An example
of a document which has such a structure is [1]. It describes the
structure at [2].

I'll give an example how this could work for the language tag technique [3]:


- Heading: Language specification of content

- Statement: Use the xml:lang attribute to specify in what language is
the content of an element.

- What it means:

Having information about what is the language of a content is very
important in many situation. Some of them are:

The normal way of specifying the language of a document is to declare it
in the root element and, if needed, to override that initial declaration
for parts of the document in a different language.

- What to test:
Machine testable: check if the xml:lang attribute is used at least at
the root element.
Human testable: check if an application which is processing language
information is doing the right thing, e.g. language specific styling in
a browser.

- References: Reference to XML.


Looking forward for feedback.


[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-mobile-bp-20060113/
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-mobile-bp-20060113/#iddiv2102373592
[3] http://esw.w3.org/topic/its0601TechLangAuth

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