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RE: Web page layouts in different cultures - question from DIWG

From: Jony Rosenne <rosennej@qsm.co.il>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 15:48:56 +0200
To: "'Rotan Hanrahan'" <Rotan.Hanrahan@MobileAware.com>, <www-international@w3.org>
Cc: <www-di@w3.org>, <bidi@unicode.org>
Message-ID: <000201c5bd20$e480da20$0100000a@QSM7>

Please consider right to left cultures.

Jony

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-international-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:www-international-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Rotan Hanrahan
> Sent: Monday, September 19, 2005 12:49 PM
> To: www-international@w3.org
> Cc: www-di@w3.org
> Subject: Web page layouts in different cultures - question from DIWG
> 
> 
> 
> At a recent meeting of the Device Independence Working Group 
> (W3C-DIWG) we discussed the issue of page layouts, and how to 
> represent/process them when adapting content for different 
> devices. Our perception of page layouts is based mostly on 
> our Western experience of such pages, as such people are in 
> the majority in our group. Typically: logo and ads on the 
> top, navigation down the left, copyright at the bottom, 
> scrolling the page is vertical etc...
> 
> However, we were concerned that such layouts may not be 
> representative of the non-Western world. I am seeking 
> references to information about this topic. If it turns out 
> that the Western ideas of page layouts are broadly compatible 
> with the ideas of page layout around the world, then there is 
> no issue for us to worry about.
> 
> (For immediate response from DI to any relevant ideas on this 
> issue, please email the www-di public mailing list.)
> 
> Thank you.
> 
> ---Rotan Hanrahan (member DI, chair DD, ACRep MobileAware)
> 
> 
> 
> 
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