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Clarifing overriding and global rules of translate in HTML5 (Re: ITS 2.0 sec1-2 editing current state)

From: Felix Sasaki <fsasaki@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 31 May 2013 07:56:39 +0200
Message-ID: <51A83B97.3000103@w3.org>
To: Yves Savourel <ysavourel@enlaso.com>
CC: public-multilingualweb-lt@w3.org
Hi Yves,

thanks a lot for reading carefully. I think we should update the 
normative part of the spec and explanatory section

Am 30.05.13 21:19, schrieb Yves Savourel:
> Just one note on
> "The Translate data category has a direct counterpart in [HTML5], namely the HTML5 translate attribute. ITS 2.0 does not define its
> own behaviour for HTML5 translate, but just refers to the HTML5 definition."
> (BYW it should be the US spelling "behavior" not "behavior")
> Sorry to bring it back... but:
> The HTML5 definition of translate does not talk about global rules obviously.
> So what is a developer is to do for global Translate rules in HTML5? Does it applies the property applies to the attributes of the
> selected nodes too (unlike XML?). I assume so, but it's not written anywhere in either of the specifications.

Agree. We should add a sentence to the translate section saying that the 
HTML5 definition also applies nodes selected with global rules. E.g., if 
you h

//h:img translate="no"

also the "alt" attribute at the "img" element will not be translatable. 
Is that what you have in mind?

> Note also that we have a note in the Translate section
> (http://www.w3.org/International/multilingualweb/lt/drafts/its20/its20-for-editing-sec1-sec2.html#trans-datacat) that says:
> "It is not possible to override the Translate data category settings of attributes using local markup. This limitation is consistent
> with the advised practice of not using translatable attributes. If attributes need to be translatable (e.g., an HTML alt attribute),
> then this must be declared globally."
> I don't think the note is completely applicable for HTML5: if you apply the HTML5 behavior you do override the Translate setting of
> attributes using local markup. The alt example is a good example of that. At the same time it's true that you cannot define an
> override on *only* an attribute using local markup (even in HTML5).

Also agree. We should update that note saying that it talks about XML 
only and for HTML5 the overriding works like exemplified above. Would 
that work?



> -ys
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Felix Sasaki [mailto:fsasaki@w3.org]
> Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2013 11:40 AM
> To: public-multilingualweb-lt@w3.org
> Subject: ITS 2.0 sec1-2 editing current state
> Hi all,
> I did some editing in sec 1.4 and discussed during the editing call with Dave. See the outcome here
> http://www.w3.org/International/multilingualweb/lt/drafts/its20/its20-for-editing-sec1-sec2.html#high-level-differences-between-1.0-
> and-2.0
> except "1.4.4 Additional or modified mechanisms" and "1.4.7 Extended implementation hints"
> sec. 1.4 has all content we discussed yesterday
> http://www.w3.org/2013/05/29-mlw-lt-minutes.html#item07
> Any comments? Next call would be Monday 13 UTC
> http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20130603T13
> for 1 hour.
> Best,
> Felix
Received on Friday, 31 May 2013 05:57:07 UTC

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