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Proposed Issue 3270 resolution

From: David Orchard <dorchard@bea.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2006 11:53:23 -0700
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Hi all,

For Issue 3270 (http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=3720) I
believe this is a separation of content and presentation issue.  The
concerns are completely about the presentation that is added - the
square brackets and "Definition:". 

We have roughly 3 options:

1. Leave content and presentation as is.  Sentence in section 1:
[Definition: A policy is a collection of policy alternatives, ] where
[Definition: a policy alternative is a collection of policy assertions.]


2. Leave content as is, but change presentation.  We could change the
presentation a bit.  For example, XML Schema starts the sentences with
[Definition:] rather than encompassing the entire sentence or definition
in brackets.  Or, we could move the definition part to the end, such as
(:Definition) or [:Definition].   I'm not a big fan of colour coding or
other emphasis technics for i18n reasons (knowledge is a text based
application as one luminary says).  
Sentence sample: A policy is a collection of policy
alternatives(:Definition), where a policy alternative is a collection of
policy assertions (:Definition).  

3. Leave sentence content as is but move the termdefs and copy any
necessary sentence content to later on sections of the document.  This
is roughly what is proposed in the Issue.  Sentence Sample: A policy is
a collection of policy alternatives, where a policy alternative is a
collection of policy assertions.  

As editor, I can do whatever the WG wants, and I'll abstain from
offering a preference.

Cheers,
Dave
Received on Tuesday, 3 October 2006 18:54:54 GMT

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