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RE: [PLS1.0] i18n comment: dc:language

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2006 14:07:53 +0100
To: "'Baggia Paolo'" <paolo.baggia@loquendo.com>, <www-voice@w3.org>
Cc: <public-i18n-core@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000e01c6b246$d65be7c0$6501a8c0@w3cishida>

I think you should state this clearly in the specification, or remove the
dc:lang example.  

The relative merits of the lang attribute vs the Content-Type meta element
expressing language in HTML have caused a good deal of confusion. I wouldn't
like to see this repeated in PLS. 

On the other hand, there is a larger discussion relating to use of xml:lang
for which I am unable to find a comment, but which may be relevant here.
Some of this relates to discussions we had at the SSML workshop in Crete.

The basic question is: Is xml:lang appropriate to indicate the language for
which the pronunciation lexicon is relevant (as stated in section 4.1).  I
think not, and that you need a different attribute - especially if lexicons
are to become multilingual in the future, since xml:lang can only support a
single value at a time.

I have just sent an email on this topic to w3c-voice-wg with the subject
'[ssml] Content marking using xml:lang'.

RI
 


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	From: Baggia Paolo [mailto:paolo.baggia@loquendo.com] 
	Sent: 26 May 2006 15:12
	To: www-voice@w3.org
	Cc: Baggia Paolo; Richard Ishida
	Subject: Re: [PLS1.0] i18n comment: dc:language
	
	
	 
	Issue R103-21
	
	Proposed Classification: Clarification / Typo / Editorial 
	
	Resolution: Reject 
	
	We do not see any relationship between the two declarations. The
	attribute xml:lang is mandatory in PLS and dc:language will be
ignored. 
	
	Please indicate whether you are satisfied with the VBWG's
resolution,
	whether you think there has been a misunderstanding, or whether you
wish
	to register an objection.
	
	Paolo Baggia, editor PLS spec.
	
	
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	From: 
	Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 17:44:02 +0000
	To: www-voice@w3.org, public-i18n-core@w3.org 
	Message-Id: <20060321174402.29B634F400@homer.w3.org> 
	
	
	Comment from the i18n review of:
	http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-pronunciation-lexicon-20060131/
	
	Comment 21
	At http://www.w3.org/International/reviews/0603-pls10/
	Editorial/substantive: S
	Owner: RI
	
	Location in reviewed document:
	4.3, 1st example
	
	Comment: 
	How is dc:language="en-US" meant to be interpreted if it appears in
a
	metadata element? How does it affect the xml:lang declaration on PLS
	elements?
	
	
	Gruppo Telecom Italia - Direzione e coordinamento di Telecom Italia
S.p.A.
	
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