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[html-ruby]Description of the rp element

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2013 16:31:55 +0200
Message-ID: <1347781869.20130925163155@w3.org>
To: Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org>
CC: www-archive@w3.org
Hello Robin,

This is a comment on
http://darobin.github.io/html-ruby/snapshot20130225.html#the-rp-element

It says

"The rp element can be used to provide parentheses around a ruby text
component of a ruby annotation, to be shown by user agents that don't
support ruby annotations."

That definition is misleading, as a too-fast reader might imagine that
it says "can only be used to provide parentheses". Several examples in
your spec indicate that it is used for general fallback text, of which
parentheses is a common example.

I suggest the following text as it is clearer:

"The rp element is used to provide fallback text to be shown by user
agents that don't support ruby annotations. One widespread convention
is to provide parentheses around the ruby text component of a ruby
annotation.

The contents of the rp elements are typically not displayed by user
agents which do support ruby annotations."

-- 
Best regards,
 Chris                          mailto:chris@w3.org
Received on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 14:31:58 UTC

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