[Fwd: Re: [MWBP 1.0] i18n comment: Language declaration]


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  • Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2006 16:56:24 +0000 (GMT)
  • Subject: Re: [MWBP 1.0] i18n comment: Language declaration
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 Dear <fsasaki@w3.org>,

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 2. http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-mobile-bp-20060113/


Your comment on [DEFAULT_INPUT_MODE]...:
Comment from the i18n review of:


Comment 20

At http://www.w3.org/International/reviews/0602-mwbp10/

Editorial/substantive: S

Owner: RI

Location in reviewed document:




\"Specification of the natural language in use assists with predictive
text input.\"


It is unclear to us whether this refers to standard mechanisms in X/HTML
to declare language, or to a declaration specific to input modes. That
should be made clearer. (If you were referring to input mode settings, we
feel it would also be useful to encourage declaration of the language used
in content using standard mechanisms, since that assists with not only
predictive text input, but also styling, font selection, etc.)


Whatever the above refers to, this section contains no other information
about how to do it, and how to test for it. This should be added.


(The i18n tutorial 

Declaring Language in XHTML and HTML

 may be helpful here for you to understand what i mean by \'standard

Working Group Resolution:
We have removed the sentence about "the specification of the natural
language", clarified that we meant definition of input mode settings,
added the relevant tests. We haven't added the encouragement of the
declaration of the language as this doesn't have a specific mobile


Received on Thursday, 13 April 2006 08:21:24 UTC