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Your comments on the Character Model [C135, C136, C139, C142, C148]

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 20:25:07 -0000
To: <mark.scardina@oracle.com>
Cc: <w3c-xsl-wg@w3.org>, <www-i18n-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000a01c3f26f$791d7090$6601a8c0@w3cishida>

Dear Mark,

Many thanks for your comments on the 2nd Last Call version of the Character
Model for the World Wide Web v1.0 [1].  We appreciate the interest you have
taken in this specification.

You can see the comments you submitted on behalf of the XSL WG, grouped
together, at 
http://www.w3.org/International/Group/2002/charmod-lc/SortByGroup.html#C135
(You can jump to a specific comment in the table by adding its ID to the end
of the URI.)

The following comments were accepted and edits were made along the lines you
suggested. We do not need you to comment on the edits made, but if you wish
to, please reply to us within the next two weeks at
mailto:www-i18n-comments@w3.org and copy w3c-i18n-ig@w3.org.
        C135, C139, C148


PLEASE REVIEW the decisions for the following additional comments and reply
to us within the next two weeks at mailto:www-i18n-comments@w3.org (copying
w3c-i18n-ig@w3.org) to say whether you are satisfied with the decision
taken. 
        C136, C142

Information relating to these comments is included below. You will receive
notification of decisions on remaining comments at a later date.

The Character Model has recently been split into two parts. These comments
relate to the editor's version at
http://www.w3.org/International/Group/charmod-edit/charmod1.html

Best regards,
Richard Ishida, for the I18N WG




DECISIONS REQUIRING A RESPONSE
==============================

C136	E	A	C	Mark Scardina
	XSL WG
	P	MD	3.1.3	XSL WG Comments on Character Model WD
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-i18n-comments/2002Jun/0029.html

    *

      Comment (received 2002-06-28) -- XSL WG Comments on Chairacter Model
WD

      '[S] Protocols, data formats and APIs MUST store, interchange or
process text data in logical order.'

      This appears to be higher level of conformance than necessary for
interoperability. Why do internals need to be dictated as long as there is
exernal conformance?
    *

      Decision: Partially accepted.
    *

      Rationale: As elsewhere in the document, the intent is not to
proscribe internals, only external behavior. But this may include protocols
(e.g. http), data formats (e.g. XML,...), and APIs (e.g. the DOM), and it
may include storage (mostly data formats), interchange (mostly protocols),
and processing (mostly APIs).

      To make absolutely clear that the Character Model only addresses
observable behavior, we have changed the following sentence in the
introduction: "Where this specification contains a procedural description,
it is to be understood as a way to specify the desired external behavior.
Implementations can use other means of achieving the same results, as long
as observable behavior is not affected." to "Where this specification places
requirements on processing, it is to be understood as a way to specify the
desired external behavior. Implementations can use other means of achieving
the same results, as long as observable behavior is not affected."






C142	Na	Na	C	Mark Scardina
	XSL WG
	P	MD	3.7	XSL WG Comments on Character Model WD
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-i18n-comments/2002Jun/0029.html

    *

      Comment (received 2002-06-28) -- XSL WG Comments on Chairacter Model
WD

      We have a concern about the guideline preventing new character
escaping syntax.
    *

      Decision: Not applicable.

      Rationale: We have classified this comment as "not applicable",
because the comment is too general to give any idea of what is wrong with
the document or what we should do to fix it. We note that we think
that"Specifications MUST NOT invent a new escaping mechanism if an
appropriate one already exists." leaves enough room for new escaping
syntaxes should an appropriate one not yet exist. 





USEFUL LINKS
==============
[1] The version of CharMod you commented on: 
http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-charmod-20020430/
[2] Latest editor's version (still being edited): 
http://www.w3.org/International/Group/charmod-edit/charmod1.html
http://www.w3.org/International/Group/charmod-edit/charmod2.html 
[3] Last Call comments table, sorted by ID: 
http://www.w3.org/International/Group/2002/charmod-lc/
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