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Content Producers and Proxies

From: Cliff Schmidt <cschmidt@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Jun 2002 01:32 +0900
To: www-i18n-comments@w3.org
Cc: cschmidt@microsoft.com (Cliff Schmidt)
Message-Id: <20020606163220.A4D611403@toro.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>

This is a last call comment from Cliff Schmidt (cschmidt@microsoft.com) on
the Character Model for the World Wide Web 1.0
(http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-charmod-20020430/).

Semi-structured version of the comment:

Submitted by: Cliff Schmidt (cschmidt@microsoft.com)
Submitted on behalf of (maybe empty): Microsoft
Comment type: substantive
Chapter/section the comment applies to: 4.4 Responsibility for Normalization
The comment will be visible to: public
Comment title: Content Producers and Proxies
Comment:
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"NOTE: As an optimization, it is perfectly acceptable for a system to define the producer to be the actual producer (e.g. a small device) together with a remote component (e.g. a server serving as a kind of proxy) to which normalization is delegated. In such a case, the communications channel between the device and proxy server is considered to be internal to the system, not part of the Web.  Only data normalized by the proxy server is to be exposed to the Web at large, as shown in the illustration below:"
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CONCERN:
Although this note seems to allow closed systems to define their own boundaries, these systems will still be prevented from leveraging technologies based on CharMod, without first normalizing.

RECOMMENDATION:
If the CharMod spec continues to mandate that all text processors must check normalization, this note should point out that such processors could not be used between devices and their proxies.



Structured version of  the comment:

<lc-comment
  visibility="public" status="pending"
  decision="pending" impact="substantive">
  <originator email="cschmidt@microsoft.com" represents="Microsoft"
      >Cliff Schmidt</originator>
  <charmod-section href='http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-charmod-20020430/#sec-NormalizationApplication'
    >4.4</charmod-section>
  <title>Content Producers and Proxies</title>
  <description>
    <comment>
      <dated-link date="2002-06-06"
        >Content Producers and Proxies</dated-link>
      <para>--------------------------------------------------------------------------
"NOTE: As an optimization, it is perfectly acceptable for a system to define the producer to be the actual producer (e.g. a small device) together with a remote component (e.g. a server serving as a kind of proxy) to which normalization is delegated. In such a case, the communications channel between the device and proxy server is considered to be internal to the system, not part of the Web.  Only data normalized by the proxy server is to be exposed to the Web at large, as shown in the illustration below:"
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
CONCERN:
Although this note seems to allow closed systems to define their own boundaries, these systems will still be prevented from leveraging technologies based on CharMod, without first normalizing.

RECOMMENDATION:
If the CharMod spec continues to mandate that all text processors must check normalization, this note should point out that such processors could not be used between devices and their proxies.
</para>
    </comment>
  </description>
</lc-comment>
Received on Thursday, 6 June 2002 12:32:23 GMT

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