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RE: Issue of locInfoType - To keep or not

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 11:09:19 -0000
To: "'Yves Savourel'" <yves@opentag.com>, <public-i18n-its@w3.org>
Message-ID: <00c001c64cd7$e6d53590$6501a8c0@w3cishida>
I would also prefer to remove the locInfoType attribute, but there is a
third solution that i prefer.
In addition to the locInfo data category have a locAlert data category.  I
think relying on people to add text to a note to distinguish these two types
of localization note will lead to problems - not least if the notes are
written in another language (such as Russian). 
I also think we need to be careful about changing the requirements to fit
implementation snags.  

Richard Ishida
Internationalization Lead
W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)




From: public-i18n-its-request@w3.org [mailto:public-i18n-its-request@w3.org]
On Behalf Of Yves Savourel
Sent: 16 March 2006 06:13
To: public-i18n-its@w3.org
Subject: Issue of locInfoType - To keep or not

Hi all, 

There is an item listed in the Mandelieu proposals that I'd like to dispose
of at the next teleconference. It's not a crucial one but it affect the
markup itself, so we need to address it.

We have currently an optional attribute locInfoType with the values
"alert|description" (and no default set for now). 

The question is shall we keep it or not? 

Advantages to keep it: 

- Allows to make a distinction between different types of loc info. 


- make things a bit more verbose, and add more things to do at the
- we would need to decide where it fits in the conformance (any specific
processing expectation) 
- if we keep it we need to have a default value for it (alert or

My comments: 

Overall I don't see much benefits into having it. From an implementation
viewpoint (at least from my prospective) this will translate into a note
that will have a 'ALERT' word in front of the note, or nothing. That's it.

If we keep it I think the default value should be 'description'. 

I would be for removing @locInfoType simply because it doesn't seem to bring
much and that would make ITS a tad lighter. But it's not at all a strong
opinion and I'll go with the pack on this one.

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