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ITS2 ruby issue i18n-ISSUE-210, i18n-ISSUE-215

From: Felix Sasaki <fsasaki@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 08 Apr 2013 17:52:49 +0200
Message-ID: <5162E7D1.9050801@w3.org>
To: www-international <www-international@w3.org>
CC: "public-multilingualweb-lt-comments@w3.org" <public-multilingualweb-lt-comments@w3.org>
Hi i18n colleagues,

this issue
https://www.w3.org/International/multilingualweb/lt/track/issues/87
"whitespace change in ruby example" is done, see
http://www.w3.org/International/multilingualweb/lt/drafts/its20/its20.html#EX-ruby-implementation-1

I was wondering how to move forward with this issue
https://www.w3.org/International/multilingualweb/lt/track/issues/91
"parts of the ruby section should be removed"

We had various discussions about this in the i18n WG. From these I see 
two options:

1) remove the section completely
2) keep the section but have it *mostly* (see below) empty, saying "the 
ruby model in HTML5 is in flux. The ruby section may be updated in a 
subsequent version of ITS".

The original comment
https://www.w3.org/International/multilingualweb/lt/track/issues/91
said that the local part of the ruby section should be removed. But with 
that, all that would be left is this sentence in the "definition" section:

"The Ruby data category is used for a run of text that is associated 
with another run of text, referred to as the base text. Ruby text is 
used to provide a short annotation of the associated base text. It is 
most often used to provide a reading (pronunciation) guide."

We could keep that sentence also as part of resolution aproach 2).

The global ruby section
is like local ruby specific to XHTML, see the names of the "pointer" 
attributes at
http://www.w3.org/International/multilingualweb/lt/drafts/its20/its20.html#ruby-global
so it might be rather confusing to keep the global approach. Besides, 
since ITS1, it seems there has been nobody implementing ruby globally.

Best,

Felix
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