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Re: proposed replies to i18n-core comments

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2006 11:37:38 +0200
Message-ID: <1638026470.20060719113738@w3.org>
To: Thierry MICHEL <tmichel@w3.org>
Cc: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>, public-webcgm-wg@w3.org

On Wednesday, July 19, 2006, 10:49:56 AM, Thierry wrote:

TM> Lofton,

TM> If we agree to these comments during tomorrow's teleconf (I will 
TM> attend), I will update the "WebCGM 2.0 Last Call Disposition of 
TM> comments" document
TM> http://www.w3.org/2006/07/03/WebCGM2-LastCallResponses.html

I think its worth making them three separate comments, too, rather than one comment with three parts.

Lofton,are you going to be on this Fridays Hypertext CG call?it would be good to remind other groups of the last call and the deadline,and try to get them to respond (or to say they won't review,or have no comments).

TM> and will send a mail to issuer Felix Sasaki
TM> <fsasaki@w3.org> copying I18N and public-webcgm@w3.org lists.

>> WebCGM WG --
>> Here are draft replies to the three i18n-core comments.
>> Comments and suggestions are welcome...
>> At 10:52 PM 7/7/2006 +0900, Felix Sasaki wrote:
>>> Hello,

>>> These are comments on

>>> WebCGM 2.0, http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-webcgm20-20060623/

>>> sent on behalf of the i18n core working group.

>>> Best regards, Felix Sasaki.

>>> Comment 1 (editorial): <title> elements in some files are confusing
>>> It seems that some <title> elements contain "OASIS CGM Open
>>> specification - ...", e.g.
>>> http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-webcgm20-20060623/WebCGM20-TOC.html
>>> "OASIS CGM Open specification - WebCGM Profile - Expanded Table of 
>>> Contents"
>>> This is just confusing and should be fixed.
>> PROPOSAL for Comment 1:
>> Agreed, we will fix it.  Thanks for catching this.  The <title> elements 
>> should match the text that immediately precedes the horizontal rule at 
>> the top of each chapter.
>>> Comment 2 (editorial): Reference to Unicode
>>> In
>>> http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-webcgm20-20060623/WebCGM20-Intro.html#norm-ref 

>>>  , you have two references to Unicode, one generic reference, and one to
>>> version 4.01. Is there a reason for that? If not, please reference to
>>> Unicode following the description at
>>> http://www.w3.org/TR/charmod/#sec-RefUnicode , that is, only in a
>>> generic manner.
>> PROPOSAL for Comment 2:
>> Originally we had considered that both generic and specific were 
>> appropriate, as described in CharMod C063 [1] (and its immediately 
>> preceding comment).  Upon further discussion, the WebCGM WG believes 
>> that generic alone suffices.  The References will be changed to contain 
>> only the generic reference.

TM> The References/ The reference
>> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/charmod/#C063
>>> Comment 3 (editorial): Why not Unicode as the default encoding?
>>> In
>>> http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-webcgm20-20060623/WebCGM20-Concepts.html#webcgm_2_4 

>>> , (sec. 2.5.4), you describe isolatin1 as the default "character set".
>>> We would propose to describe UTF-8 as the default character encoding,
>>> and to use the term "character encoding" instead of "character set". See
>>> also http://www.w3.org/TR/charmod/#C020 .
>> PROPOSAL for Comment 3:
>> The basic reason is "legacy".  WebCGM 2.0 is an upgrade of WebCGM 1.0, 
>> which is a profile of ISO CGM:1999.  In ISO CGM:1999 (and :1992, :1987 
>> before it), the default is isolatin1.  Because the default is implicit 
>> (nothing in the CGM file declares it), and because of the mechanism 
>> which ISO CGM specifies for changing to a non-default character encoding 
>> for a metafile instance, in fact it would be technically ill-specified 
>> (i.e., unimplementable) for a profile such as WebCGM 2.0 to prescribe 
>> that the implicit default is other than isolatin1.
>> We agree that WebCGM 2.0 should use the proper terminology, "character 
>> encoding", where ever possible.  In some places it is not possible, such 
>> as the proper names of ISO CGM:1999 elements (e.g., "CHARACTER SET 
>> LIST").  But we will make appropriate changes in the descriptive, prose 
>> parts of the profile.
>> -Lofton.

 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Interaction Domain Leader
 Co-Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
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