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[Bug 3509] Too many places to look

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Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2006 17:33:17 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=3509

           Summary: Too many places to look
           Product: ITS
           Version: WorkingDraft
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: ITS tagset
        AssignedTo: fsasaki@w3.org
        ReportedBy: fsasaki@w3.org
         QAContact: public-i18n-its@w3.org


Issue #40 of i18nCore comments
http://www.w3.org/International/reviews/0606-its/

To get a clear picture of the data categories you need to flick between section
5.1 (which i initially ignored because i thought it was just a 'summary'), 6.1,
and the data category section, plus various bits such as parts of 5.3. This is
really hard work! Can't we at least merge 5.1 and 6.1 into the data category
sections. (If we want to keep them as summaries we could make a copy in the
Appendices.)

FS: I disagree with your proposal. Merging 5.1 and 6.1 into the data category
sections would make spec reading *very hard* for people who are interested in
the general concepts of ITS, and who possibly only implement a single data
category.

I18n: We are happy to repeat the information currently in summary form in 6.1,
butwe would still like to see that information copied into the data categories.
We think we need to find a way to make life easy for people interested in
general concepts while not making it harder for people who need to implement
the data categories. And we think that whether you want to implement one
category or several, you'd be better off not having information scattered
around the document.

I strongly contend that section 5.1 should be merged into the data categories -
and that at the very least it should not be entitled 'Summary' since it is not
summarizing at all. A summary draws information from elsewhere and condenses
it. This section is setting out an initial set of information, some of which is
only found here.

Also in the scope of the selection is specified for the local case in 6.3.2 but
that for the global rules (only!) is specified in 6.1. This sort of
inconsistency makes it worse.
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