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Re: [Editorial] xml:id LC - 4 Processing xml:id Attributes

From: Daniel Veillard <veillard@redhat.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2004 11:57:29 -0500
To: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Cc: public-xml-id@w3.org
Message-ID: <20041208165729.GA1775@redhat.com>

On Wed, Dec 08, 2004 at 11:46:35AM -0500, Karl Dubost wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-xml-id-20041109/#processing
> 
> [[[
> 
> 	1. The attribute╩╝s value is normalized according to the rules for 
> attribute-value normalization on attributes of type ID. For xml:id 
> processors operating on an infoset or some other output from an XML 
> parser, the value will already be normalized, but unless the parser 
> normalized it as a value of type ID it will still be necessary for the 
> processor to trim leading and trailing space (#x20) characters and 
> replace sequences of space characters by a single space.
> ]]]
> 
> I encourage Daniel Veillard to translate this sentence in French to see 
> the difficulties of understanding it.

<mauvaise_foi>there is 2 sentences, unless something changed in
english I didn't noticed.</mauvaise_foi>

<extreme_mauvaise_foi>Sounds clear to me !</extreme_mauvaise_foi>

> Please make clear, short and simple statements. The sentence is too 
> long and we loose the meaning of it in the middle.

  More seriously, I agree. This is just the result of trying to remind
the reader in the same sentence what the attribute ID value normalization
means. Splitting the second sentence in two to separate when that operation
might be needed and what it consists of should make it easier to understand.

Daniel

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