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From: Felix Sasaki <fsasaki@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 21:01:47 +0900
Message-ID: <46FA4A2B.3080309@w3.org>
To: Samuel Cruz-Lara <Samuel.Cruz-Lara@loria.fr>
CC: public-i18n-its@w3.org, SYMM Group <symm@w3.org>

Hello Samuel,

thank you for your reply to the list. Some comments (known to you, but 
not to others yet) below.

Samuel Cruz-Lara wrote:
> Dear Felix,
> We have just discussed about the comment you sent to SYMM WG last week 
> in Amsterdam. (LC 1827)
> We agree on your general proposal. So, now we should try to adapt the 
> existing
> ITS markup declarations to our specific needs.

for the proposals 1) and 2), you don't need to adapt anything. You just 
need to provide the <its:rules> file which I mentioned at 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-i18n-its/2007JulSep/0064.html .
I'm repeating the proposals for convenience here:

1) an ITS "Translate" rule [3] to separate translatable and
non-translatable content,
2) an ITS "Elements Within Text" rule [4] to describe the flow
characteristics of elements, and
3) an SMIL 3.0 schema which contains ITS 1.0 markup declarations for 1)
and 2).

> As my knowledge about ITS is not good enough, I need to work with you 
> all in
> order to analyse the way that ITS may help us.
> Of course the general idea is that SMIL 3.0 provides a schema which 
> contains
> the ITS markup declarations. 

again, not necessarily: That was only part 3) or our proposal.

How does the SYMM Group think about the proposals 1) and 2)?

> However, we have to ensure that this will not
> provoke any "trouble" on the SMIL specification nor on the on the 
> implementation
> side (i.e. on the SMIL players side).

Of course. Note that we do not propose a normative change to the SMIL 
3.0 schema, but rather a non-normative adaptation of the schema in a 
separate appendix. This is to make SMIL users aware of the functionality 
provided by ITS, without breaking their implementations.

> As you have said in your email: "These markup declarations allow for
> specifying a lot of more information related to internationalization and
> localization, like localization notes or terminology information".
> So, I think that a good way to progress should be to work on the basis of
> several use cases allowing us to understand how ITS may help.

I tried to describe use cases for proposals 1) and 2) in my first mail, 
so it would be great to get your feedback on these. About 3), and a 
proposal to integrate ITS markup declarations into the SMIL 3.0 DTD, see 

In the SMIL 3.0 DTD (yet to be updated, I checked 
), you have the following entity:

<!ENTITY % I18n.extra.attrib "" >
<!ENTITY % I18n.attrib "
  xml:lang %LanguageCode.datatype; #IMPLIED

I would propose to change I18n.extra.attrib to

<!ENTITY % I18n.extra.attrib "%ITS-LOCAL-ATTR;" >
<!-- ITS-LOCAL-ATTR contains attribute declarations for 
internationalization and localization related markup. See 
http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/REC-its-20070403/ for more information. -->

ITS-LOCAL-ATTR is a modification of the entity 
att.local.with-ns.attributes, which is taken from the exemplary ITS DTD
The DTD fragment below, which I modified for SMIL 3.0 purposes, contains 
in comments also explanations of the functionality of the ITS markup 
markup. I would think that these explanations are enough information for 
a use case description?

<!-- Entity for the definition of the ITS namespace, necessary for DTD 
processing -->
<!ENTITY % ITSNS 'xmlns CDATA "http://www.w3.org/2005/11/its"
xmlns:its CDATA "http://www.w3.org/2005/11/its" '>

<!-- Prefix commonly used for ITS markup -->
<!ENTITY % ITSPR 'its:' >

<!-- Entity which contains local ITS markup for internationalization and 
localization purposes. Explanatations:
- its:translate : Attribute to express translation information. See 
http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/REC-its-20070403/#trans-datacat .
- its:locNote : Attribute for localization notes. See 
http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/REC-its-20070403/#locNote-datacat .
- its:locNoteType: Attribute for the localization note type (description 
or alert). See http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/REC-its-20070403/#locNote-datacat .
- its:term : Attribute to specify terms. See 
http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/REC-its-20070403/#terminology .
- its:termInfoRef : Attribute to provide references to additional 
information about a term. See 
http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/REC-its-20070403/#terminology .
- its:dir : Attribute to supply information about text directionality. 
See http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/REC-its-20070403/#directionality .
%ITSPR;translate (yes|no) #IMPLIED
%ITSPR;locNoteType (alert|description) #IMPLIED
%ITSPR;term (yes|no) #IMPLIED
%ITSPR;dir (ltr|rtl|lro|rlo) #IMPLIED'>

Hope that helps,

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