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Re: Details of the publication of the document with Z notation

From: Arthur Ryman <ryman@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Nov 2004 13:19:15 -0500
To: Hugo Haas <hugo@w3.org>
Cc: www-ws-desc@w3.org, www-ws-desc-request@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF403049E9.859A6DBA-ON85256F40.0063FD20-85256F40.0064A2B9@ca.ibm.com>
Hugo,

Thx. I already developed the XSLT to generate the Z and no Z versions, 
with links between the two. I'll cutover to the Unicode rendering asap.

Arthur Ryman,
Rational Desktop Tools Development

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www-ws-desc-request@w3.org wrote on 11/02/2004 12:15:57 PM:

> As per my action item, I am sending a summary of the discussions I had
> about the publication of our draft with Z notation.
> 
> First, I was advised to use separate documents for the complete (with
> Z) and light (without Z) versions rather than using JavaScript. So
> we'll just have to use a div with the right class in our HTML, and
> then run an XSLT stylesheet to prune the Z stuff out of it (thus
> keeping the same section numbers in both versions).
> 
> Second, with regards to the Z mathematical symbols representation,
> using the symbol font trick goes against the characher model for the
> Web[1] and is therefore unacceptable. Moreover, the HTML 4.0
> Recommendation has defined character entity references for the Symbol
> font[2].
> 
> If some symbols don't show for some people, I have been given a list
> of fonts that support a wide range of Unicode symbols:
> - Arial Unicode MS (comes with MS Office 2000 and later)
> - Code2000 (free at <http://home.att.net/~jameskass/>)
> - Lucide Sans Unicode (comes with MS Windows)
> - Lucide Grande on MacOSX (to be confirmed)
> 
> It is perfectly acceptable to have in the introduction of our document
> a note saying that in order to see the document correctly, one needs a
> decent font with a link to a page where we would give pointers such as
> the list above.
> 
> So basically, two versions should suffice: one with Z encoded properly
> in UTF-8 (or using character entity references, or numeric character
> references), and one without the Z notation.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Hugo
> 
>   1. http://www.w3.org/TR/charmod/
>   2. 
http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/sgml/entities.html#sym
> -- 
> Hugo Haas - W3C
> mailto:hugo@w3.org - http://www.w3.org/People/Hugo/
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