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Proposal for comments on SVG Tiny 1.2

From: Felix Sasaki <fsasaki@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 16:01:07 +0900
Message-ID: <47BD21B3.9070709@w3.org>
To: public-i18n-its@w3.org

Hi all,

this is for my ACTION-54 , a proposal for comments on SVG Tiny 1.2. See 
the thread at
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-i18n-its/2008JanMar/0026.html
and
http://www.w3.org/2008/01/23-i18nits-minutes.html#item02

Felix

Proposal: send to www-svg@w3.org :

Dear SVG Working Group,

these are comments on SVG Tiny 1.2. They propose *non-normative changes* 
to SVG Tiny 1.2 and are is sent on behalf of the i18n ITS Working Group.

1) We would like to ask you to add ITS 1.0 local markup to the content 
model of the metadata, text, desc, title and tspan elements. Local ITS 
markup is defined within the ITS 1.0 specification at
http://www.w3.org/TR/its/#att.local.with-ns.attributes
the "Best Practices for XML Internationalization" document contains many 
examples of the usage of this markup.
http://www.w3.org/TR/xml-i18n-bp/

2) We would like you to provide the following ITS global rules file for 
SVG Tiny 1.2:
<its:rules xmlns:its="http://www.w3.org/2005/11/its" version="1.0" 
xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
 <its:translateRule selector="//svg:*" translate="no"/>
 <its:translateRule selector="//svg:metadata | //svg:text | //svg:desc | 
//svg:title | //svg:tspan" translate="yes"/>
</its:rules>

Global ITS markup (the its:rules element) is defined within the ITS 1.0 
specification at
http://www.w3.org/TR/its/#rules
The its:translateRule element is defined at
http://www.w3.org/TR/its/#translateRule
The its:translateRule elements above mean that the default for all 
elements from the SVG namespace is that they are not translatable (first 
its:translateRule), with the exception of 5 elements (second 
its:translateRule).

3) We propose to add a non-normative section to SVG Tiny 1.2 explaining 
1). 2), e.g. as part of the appendix
http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/CR-SVGMobile12-20060810/i18n.html
 We will create an initial version of this section if you agree with the 
comments.

The rationale for these comments is that we think the standardized 
markup for internationalization and localization purposes provided by 
ITS 1.0 is useful for the internationalization and localization of SVG 
Tiny 1.2, and users and developers of SVG Tiny applications should be 
made aware of these possibilities within the specification itself.
Note that the ITS 1.0 markup does not influence SVG specific processing, 
following your definitions at
http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/CR-SVGMobile12-20060810/extend.html#ForeignNamespacesPrivateData

Regards,

Felix
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