Re: [ACTION-487][ISSUE-97][ISSUE--118] HTML5 Defaults

On 19.4.2013 0:03, Felix Sasaki wrote:

> I disagree: we are trying to state the relation between ITS2 and HTML5.
> ITS2 within a few months will be a standard. HTML5 will take at least
> one more year. We cannot state in ITS2 a relation between ITS2 and a
> moving target.
> By "moving target" in HTML5 I mean the HTML5 "translate" related
> mechanisms itself, e.g. the relation between elements and attributes.
> What will we do with ITS2 if e.g. the relation between "title"
> attributes and translatable elements changes? We will have three ways to
> express "Translate":
> - format independent: without further ITS information, a "title"
> attribute is not translatable
> - ITS2 HTML5 translate version April 2013, related to HTML5 spec version
> X: if the corresponding element is translatable, a "title" attribute is
> translatable as well.
> - HTML5 recommendation: we don't know anything about "title".

If ITS 2.0 should be useful for HTML5 it should define how ITS+HTML5 is
handled. Until HTML5 freezes we can't freeze ITS 2.0. We need to freeze
ITS 2.0 in order to keep up with our schedule. => Solution is to split
HTML5 related parts from ITS 2.0 into a separate document which will
proceed with its own speed copying HTML5 progress.

I have been proposing this in past but the idea was abandoned because we
have HTML5 support in charter.

If having separate HTML5+ITS spec is not an option, then I think we can
simply reference HTML5 for translateable attributes. Of course this will
not guarantee 100% interop as each implementation has its own
development cycle and will track possible changes in HTML5 with
different speed. But from spec point of view we will have clean hands.


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