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RE: Authoring Techniques for XHTML & HTML Internationalization: Characters and Encodings 1.0

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 12:11:01 -0000
To: <andrea.vine@sun.com>, <www-i18n-comments@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20041214121055.8D3BF4F743@homer.w3.org>

Hi Andrea,

Thanks for this.  I will look at this in more detail when we turn our
attention back to that document (hopefully not too far in the future).  

"The following is an example of a meta statement." in 3.2 [1] is a complete
and outright error.  It should say "The following is an example of an XML
declaration.".  Thanks.

RI

[1]
http://www.w3.org/International/geo/html-tech/tech-character.html#ri20030509
.100837166

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-i18n-comments-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:www-i18n-comments-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of A. Vine
> Sent: 14 December 2004 00:41
> To: www-i18n-comments@w3.org
> Subject: Authoring Techniques for XHTML & HTML 
> Internationalization: Characters and Encodings 1.0
> 
> 
> All,
> Some comments on:
> "Authoring Techniques for XHTML & HTML Internationalization: 
> Characters and Encodings 1.0"
> Regards,
> Andrea
> 
> Edits:
> ------
> 
> 1.2 "summarises" => "summarizes"  (The rest of the doc is 
> written in Am. 
> English, so this is for consistency.  It is disturbing to 
> keep switching back and forth.)
> 
> 2.0 under "Check that user agents ...", 3rd paragraph "a user 
> agents" => "a user agent"
> 
> 3.1 "ie." => "i.e." (ref. 
> http://m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=i.e.&x=0&y=0 )
> 
> under " If declaring the character encoding in the HTTP 
> header, ensure ..." 1st paragraph, remove the "or" in front 
> of the last long clause or remove the "etc." at the end.  Pick one.
> 
> "For XHTML served as text/html, where practical use an XML 
> declaration with an encoding attribute."
> =>
> "For XHTML served as text/html, where practical, use an XML 
> declaration with an encoding attribute."
> 
> 4.0
> "If you use escapes, to represent characters in a style 
> attribute consider using CSS escapes, rather than NCRs or entities."
> =>
> "If you use escapes to represent characters in a style 
> attribute, consider using CSS escapes, rather than NCRs or entities."
> 
> 
> Semantics:
> ----------
> Calling both a "<META />statement and a <?xml ?> statement 
> "meta statements" becomes _really_ confusing in 3.2 under 
> "For XHTML served as text/html ..."  Suggest calling them 2 
> different things, such as HTML meta statement and XML meta 
> statement to avoid confusing the poor folks trying to read this.
> 
> 3.4 "Use the preferred names from IANA's charset registry."  
> Go ahead and put MIME in the title line, since you've already 
> got IANA and charset in there, e.g. "Use the preferred MIME 
> names from IANA's charset registry."  Heck, if they know what 
> IANA is and understand what a charset name is, the acronym 
> MIME won't frighten them.
> 
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