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Re: Input to BP 21 http://www.w3.org/International/its/techniques/its-techniques.html#AuthInsText

From: Felix Sasaki <fsasaki@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 22:15:01 +0900
Message-ID: <46D41FD5.3080509@w3.org>
To: "Lieske, Christian" <christian.lieske@sap.com>
CC: public-i18n-its@w3.org

Hi Christian,

first, independent of your proposals, one suggestion:

s/Using a custom mechanism specific to a given format (e.g. the conref 
attribute in [DITA 1.0])./
Using a mechanism specific to a given format (e.g. the conref attribute 
in [DITA 1.0])./

Lieske, Christian wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I had a look at "Best Practice 21: Ensure any inserted text is
> context-independent".
>
> Please find my high-level feedback below.
>
> Cheers,
> Christian
> ===
> 1. To me, the explanation "What is inserted text?" should come before the
> "Why do this". Maybe, we may
> 	even want to talk about "composite texts or documents" (see 4.
> below) since that term might
> 	be known to more people.
>
> 2. I wonder to which specific requirement this BP pertains. Is it "
> http://www.w3.org/TR/itsreq/#variables"?
>
> 3. Should we really have a separate BP about entity references (cf. BP 22).
> We mention them already in this BP.
>   

I would propose to drop BP 22.

> 4. I wonder if we should not point to far more information from the
> documents which we cite as references.
> 	See for example the very nice recommendations (e.g. advice against
> sentence-like arrangements) in the article on "composite messages"
> (http://www.w3.org/International/articles/composite-messages/).
>
> 5. Aren't we missing a BP for schema developers which corresponds to this
> BP? One of the key points is the
> 	use of identifiers which allow for example the reordering of
> variables/placeholders during translation.
> 	Those identifiers, however, need to be incorporated into the XML
> vocabulary by a schema developer in the first place ;-)
>   

by identifiers do you mean ID attributes? If yes, I would point to BP 
9about xml:id, and mention in that BP your use case.

Cheers,

Felix

> 6. In order to acknowledge the recommendation (from the article on
> "composite messages")
>
> 	> Provide information to the translator, where needed, to clarify
> what a substring represents
> 	> (eg. something like "%s near '%s' at line %d" can pose a challenge
> for a translator).
>
>    we could tell people that they can possible use the ITS data categories
> "Localization Note" and "Terminology" for doing this.
>
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