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Re: DIALOG Issues Which Have Already Been Submitted as Proposals (includes DL)

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <oedipus@hicom.net>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 20:45:42 +0100
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Cc: public-html@w3.org, wai-xtech@w3.org
Message-Id: <20090917194441.M15059@hicom.net>
aloha, lief!

good to hear from you!

thanks for updating me on the status of DIALOG in HTML5 -- i haven't 
been able to track  HTML5 issues as closely as i would like (or, 
apparently SHOULD!) due mostly to reasons of ill-health, but these 
are issues into which i have put a lot of time and thought, so, as 
to your reply:

1. part of the impetus behind the proposal of a  single letter element to 
indicate dialogue was not only to reduce code bloat, but to make the 
distinction between Q and D clear to  those for whom english is not their 
primary, secondary, or tertiary language, so i am grateful for receiving 
positive feedback on what has always been a keystone of my concept of 
internationalization and general usability - that simpler is easier, both 
to remember and to generate....

2. there are many issues which need to be investigated concerning the 
semantic logic of declaratively marking upsourced text of any kind; 
i need to revise those issues i identified in:

"Questions, Comments and Issues Regarding Sourced Text"
* http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/xhtml2/wiki/XHTML2/Text/universal_Q

as well as some of the other issues indexed at:


in light of XHTML2 having ad the  plug pulled on it, and put up the 
issues alluded to above on the HTML WG  wiki, although i encourage list-
members not to wait until i port the  considerations on marking  up 
sourced text wiki page to the HTML wiki, but to  visit:


as the logical/semantic and declarative issues  discussed therein are an 
attempt to deal with meta issues concerning the  marking up of sourced 
text, and it is mainly in the examples that the code  needs to be 
tweaked, as the examples are in XHTML2,  but the issues and questions 
addressed therein transcend dialect-specific iterations of a particular 
markup language

thanks for engaging in dialogue on this! <grin>

lex parsimoniae:
  * entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem.
the law of succinctness:
  * entities should not be multiplied beyond necessity.
Gregory J. Rosmaita, oedipus@hicom.net
 Vice-Chair, WebMaster & ListMster, Open A11y Workgroup
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