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Re: Review of latest RDFa Core 1.1

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2011 09:48:13 +0100
Cc: RDFa WG <public-rdfa-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <E611516F-805F-4276-A36C-932DED8CE9CE@w3.org>
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>

On Mar 5, 2011, at 21:42 , Manu Sporny wrote:
>> 7.5 Sequence, Step #3
>> Values in this attribute are evaluated from beginning to end (e.g.,
>> left to right in typical documents).
> I thought we settled on language that was not western-centric...
> something like "in document order" or something else that makes sense
> for traditional Japanese writing (top-down) or arabic (right-to-left).

Wow, we have to be careful. If we do not say left-to-right, then this means an RDFa processor will have to adapt itself to the document language. Let alone the fact that I am not even sure what top-down would mean. Even a Japanese HTML file is written in left-to-right as far as the element tags etc are concerned. I think such a change in wording would do much more harm than good!


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