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MLWLT-issue-100 (Re: I18N-ISSUE-240: Bad example: Hard-coded coordinates [ITS-20])

From: Felix Sasaki <fsasaki@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 10:33:55 +0100
Message-ID: <514AD403.1070407@w3.org>
To: 'Internationalization Working Group' <public-multilingualweb-lt-comments@w3.org>, www-international@w3.org
Hi Norbert,

there is no an updated example, using Yves proposal. Let us know if this 
resolves your concern.



Am 19.01.13 14:12, schrieb Yves Savourel:
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-its20-20121206/#motivation-its-issues
>> Example 2 contains data that is highly inappropriate for an internationalized
>> application: Hard-coded coordinates for user interface elements.
>> Such coordinates would have to be changed during localization to accommodate
>> strings that expand or shrink during translation, larger or smaller fonts
>> used for a localized user interface, expansion or shrinkage in surrounding
>> content, or a change in the overall directionality of the user interface.
>> These items should be removed from the example.
> The example is meant to show real-life problematic files, not to demonstrate best practices.
> This said, today's UI do a better job of auto-resizing, so we could update the example to reflect that.
> For instance, replacing elements like:
> <data type="coordinates">12,20,50,14</data>
> by something like:
> <data type="position">12,20</data>
> Thanks for pointing this out.
> -yves
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