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Re: Comments on Nov-14 WD for ITS IG

From: Phil Archer <phil@philarcher.org>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2008 14:41:30 +0000
Message-ID: <494A611A.7090604@philarcher.org>
To: Yves Savourel <ysavourel@translate.com>
CC: public-powderwg@w3.org, public-i18n-its-ig@w3.org


OK, now I'm being a little lazy - because I'm trying to expedite this 
ASAP and I admit to only having seen the ITS doc for the first time this 
afternoon. You've kindly sent us an ITS rules file - is the idea that 
every POWDER doc should link to this? Or at least, every POWDER doc that 
includes localised tags? Or should we embed the rules in the schema?

Thank you


Yves Savourel wrote:
> Dear POWDER editors
> The ITW Interest Group has looked at the "Protocol for Web Description Resources (POWDER): Description Resources W3C Working Draft -
> 14 November 2008" and we have the following comments:
> A) Several tags of POWDER can contain translate text. We suggest to add a small appendix where the ITS rules for POWDER would be
> defined. Such rules would allow any user/tool who want to perform linguistic actions on the file (translate it comments,
> spell-check, it, etc.) to know what content should be looked at.
> The appendix could be something like this:
> ==========
> Appendix: Localization
> Textual content of POWDER documents may be subject to linguistic-related processes, such as translation, spell-checking, etc. The
> W3C Internationalization Tag Set provides a way to define what parts of a document has textual content, using a rules document. The
> following possible ITS rules document for POWDER indicates that only the elements tag, label and comment have textual content.
> <its:rules version="1.0"
>  xmlns:its="http://www.w3.org/2005/11/its"
>  xmlns:p="http://www.w3.org/2007/05/powder">
>  <its:translateRule translate="no" selector="//p:powder"/>  
>  <its:translateRule translate="yes" selector="//p:tag|//p:label|//p:comment"/>
> </its:rules>
> ==========
> B) In addition we were also wondering if tag, comment and label are allowed to have non-POWDER attributes. It does not seem to be
> defined in the schema. It would be a good thing to allow ITS attributes in those elements to enable users to add
> localization-specific information directly in their POWDER documents: xml:lang, its:translate, etc.)
> Kind regards,
> -Yves Savourel for the ITS IG.

Phil Archer
w. http://philarcher.org/
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