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Re: Proposal: not having mapping for the translatability and the dir category

From: Sebastian Rahtz <Sebastian.Rahtz@oucs.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 22:48:10 +0000
Message-ID: <4419EB2A.7010104@oucs.ox.ac.uk>
To: Felix Sasaki <fsasaki@w3.org>
CC: public-i18n-its@w3.org

Felix Sasaki wrote:
> I like dirty, but useful design :)

Hmm. This is what we do as individuals. When we are
working for a standards organisation, I'd argue that
dirty design will always come back to make trouble
further down the line.

I would not burn at the stake for this, but
I think that simple designs have patterns which
apply across the board. Having category A
useable in one way, and category B work in two ways,
seems odd. But I take Yves' point that it
is possible to draw a syntactic distinction
between information categories with enumerated
values, and those with unrestricted text.

> - On general importance of "mapping": I am afraid that we are loosing
> our perspective. IMO it should not be "let's describe everything with
> equal importance, which is possible with ITS?", but rather "let's
> concentrate on core features". Mapping is not a core feature (IMO)

If it's not a core feature, then lets not do it at all.
Leave it for version 2, and see if it is really needed :-}

Sebastian Rahtz

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