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From: Lieske, Christian <christian.lieske@sap.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2007 11:11:14 +0200
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Hi all,

I have some comments for "Best Practice 3: Avoid translatable attributes":

1. I would suggest to use the phrase 

   "Do not foresee or allow attributes to hold translatable text."

   instead of

   "Do not put translatable text in attributes."

   Rationale: The BP addresses the design of schemas, not the creation of
instances.

2. I wonder if we should add something like the following to the section
which pertains to existing DTDs or schemas

   "If you are working with a DTD or schema where there are attributes with
translatable values, and the
	DTD or schema is still evolving (ie. will see an additional
release), consider to replace or complement the attributes
	by elements. You may for example deprecate the attribute."

   Rationale: This makes an option very explicit.

3. We may want to modify the examples in such a way that the "img" is
embedded into are paragraph.

   Rationale: The things we say about nesting might become clearer.

Cheers,
Christian
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