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Your comments on the Character Model [C087, C088, C089, C106, C133, C134]

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2004 19:48:29 -0000
To: <Yin-Leng.Husband@hp.com>, <w3c-ws-arch@w3.org>
Cc: <www-i18n-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <005a01c3e1e9$dffe4b40$6401a8c0@w3cishida>

Dear Yin Leng & WS Architecture WG,

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, grouped together, at 
http://www.w3.org/International/Group/2002/charmod-lc/SortByGroup.html#C048
(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.
        C088, C089, C106, C133


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. 
        C087, C134

Information relating to these comments is included below.

You can find the latest version of the Character Model at
http://www.w3.org/International/Group/charmod-edit/ . 

Best regards,
Richard Ishida, for the I18N WG




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

C087
-------------------
	Na	Na	C	Yin Leng Husband
	WSArch WG
	P	MD	2	How will conformance be enforced?

    *
      Comment (received 2002-05-31) -- WSArch WG review of Charmod LC #2
[http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-i18n-comments/2002May/0032.html]

      Conformance, 3rd Paragraph, last sentence

      '[S] [I] [C] In order to conform to this document, specifications MUST
NOT violate any requirements preceded by [S], software MUST NOT violate any
requirements preceded by [I], and content MUST NOT violate any requirements
preceded by [C].'

      How will conformance be enforced? Are the the conformance requirements
in this document testable for violations?
    *
      Decision: Not applicable
    *
      Rationale: We have classified this as 'Not applicable', because you
have asked questions rather than suggesting changes to the document. Our
answers are as follows:
    *
      Decision:

      Q: How will conformance be enforced?

      A: Through the usual W3C Process.

      Q: Are the the conformance requirements in this document testable for
violations?

      A: Because this is an architectural specification, it is not possible
to test the requirements automatically. The conformance requirements are
testable by human beings. For some specific [S], [I] and [C] it is possible
to write automated tests for some of the requirements in some contexts (such
as a specific specification).


C133
---------------
	E	A	C	Yin Leng Husband
	WSArch WG
	P	MD	3.6.2	'Specifications MUST NOT propose the use of
heuristics to determine the encoding of data'

    *
      See also the following comments: C158 C169
    *
      Comment (received 2002-05-31) -- WSArch WG review of Charmod LC #2
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-i18n-comments/2002May/0032.html

      Character encoding identification, 9th paragraph, last sentence

      '[S] Specifications MUST NOT propose the use of heuristics to
determine the encoding of data.'

      It would be helpful to either give examples of the undesirable
'heuristics' or the reasons for banning 'use of heuristics'.
    *
      Decision: Accepted
    *
      We have added explanatory text as follows: "Examples of heuristics
include the use of statistical analysis of byte (pattern) frequencies or
character (pattern) frequencies. Heuristics are bad because they will not
work consistently across different implementations. Well-defined
instructions of how to unambiguously determine a character encoding, such as
those given in XML 1.0 [XML 1.0], Appendix F, are not considered
heuristics." 





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/
[3] Last Call comments table, sorted by ID: 
http://www.w3.org/International/Group/2002/charmod-lc/
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