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Re: New tutorial for REVIEW: Ruby Markup and Styling

From: Masayasu Ishikawa <mimasa@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2005 04:07:17 +0900
Message-ID: <i514qbm1cii.wl@w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
To: "Richard Ishida" <ishida@w3.org>
Cc: <www-international@w3.org>

Richard Ishida wrote:

> http://www.w3.org/International/tutorials/ruby/

Slide 32: "Internet Explorer 5 and later supports simple ruby markup
in HTML 4 and XHTML 1.0 documents." - there's no such thing as
"simple ruby markup in HTML 4 and XHTML 1.0 documents".  If a document
contains markup not defined in HTML 4 or XHTML 1.0, by definition
such document is not HTML 4 nor XHTML 1.0.  In practice IE won't
stop processing ruby markup if you (wrongly) declare HTML 2.0, 3.2
or whatever, even serving the following document:

    <title>What's this?</title>
    <para>This is maybe DocBook or something else, not even sure whether 
    it's XML or SGML or other thing, at least definitely not HTML -
    is this <ruby xmlns="http://example.org/notXHTML1norXHTML2"

as "text/plain" can't prevent IE from processing "ruby".  So it doesn't
make sense at all to only mention HTML 4 and XHTML 1.0 here.

More on implementation: "XHTML Ruby Support" [1] adds ruby support
to Netscape 7, Mozilla and Firefox.  It does handle both simple and
complex ruby, including rbspan.

[1] http://piro.sakura.ne.jp/xul/_rubysupport.html.en

Masayasu Ishikawa / mimasa@w3.org
W3C - World Wide Web Consortium
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