W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > site-comments@w3.org > May 2003

Errors on http://www.w3.org/XML/Core/Translations

From: Ben Meadowcroft <cee.plus@virgin.net>
Date: 31 May 2003 07:11:56 -0400
Message-ID: <000901c32760$86346430$26e287d9@BensPC>
To: <liam@w3.org>, <site-comments@w3.org>
Cc: "Ben Meadowcroft" <cee.plus@virgin.net>

The page, http://www.w3.org/XML/Core/Translations contains the following
spelling mistake.

"Origianlly" should be "Originally"

In addition a more fundamental problem is the misuse of definition lists to
list translations of the page. The term

"Chinese (Simplified)"

is not defined by the definition description

"Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0 (W3C Recommendation)"

The description should provide a definition for the term, the current page
misuses these elements for seemingly presentational purposes and seriously
undermines potential semantic uses[1] for these elements. The website of the
W3C should be a "guiding light" to authors, and not cited as a misuser of
HTML markup[2].

I would suggest following the example given on the HTML translations page,
http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/translations , where alternative translations are
provided without using dl's.

[1] http://www.benmeadowcroft.com/webdev/articles/definition-lists.shtml
[2] http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/def.html#dl

Received on Saturday, 31 May 2003 07:11:58 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Monday, 18 April 2022 20:33:42 UTC