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Re: I18N-ISSUE-218: General Considerations gets in the way [unicode-xml]

From: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2013 17:58:27 +0900
Message-ID: <50FA6033.1080107@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
To: Internationalization Working Group <www-international@w3.org>
CC: Internationalization Working Group Issue Tracker <sysbot+tracker@w3.org>
Hello Richard,

On 2013/01/19 1:35, Internationalization Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:
> I18N-ISSUE-218: General Considerations gets in the way [unicode-xml]
>
> http://www.w3.org/International/track/issues/218
>
> Raised by: Richard Ishida
> On product: unicode-xml
>
> 2. General Considerations
> http://www.w3.org/TR/unicode-xml/#General
>
> This whole section is too academic to appear before the real meat of the document. I think it should be moved to the end of the document. It's not actually needed afaict to establish anything in particular prior to reading the rest of the document.

I beg to disagree. You personally may be very familiar with the 
"division of labor" between markup, styling, and character encoding. 
Some others will be, too, but the people for whom the document is really 
intended are those that don't.

Also, my guess is that if we start just listing characters and what to 
do with them, we may get quite a few questions about why this character 
should be dealt with this way and not the other way. We didn't, I guess 
at least in part because the whole idea of the document (and in some 
extent, the relevant part of Web Architecture) is documented clearly and 
early.

Of course if you have proposals for people who are looking for advice on 
specific characters to find the relevant sections more easily (the TOC 
comes before section 2, so it already shouldn't be too big a problem), 
or any other specific points that need to be fixed in this section, 
please bring them on.

Regards,   Martin.
Received on Saturday, 19 January 2013 08:59:06 GMT

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