Fwd: Social Web WG reviews

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Subject:  Social Web WG reviews
Date:  Tue, 10 May 2016 12:11:21 -0400
From:  Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
To:  Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>

I probably should, but I've no idea how I18N reviews work these days, 
since we got rid of LC.

The Social Web WG expects to have 2-5 specs going to CR in the next two 

One of them has an I18N issue we noticed.   The others, none yet.

The issue we notice is in Activity Steams.  This is basically a 
syndication format/vocabulary, for people to publish what they've been 
doing online.   Liking things, checking in at locations, unfriending 
people, etc.  It includes a standard vocabulary for common things, but 
anticipates lots of extensions.

It uses a constrained subset of JSON-LD as its syntax.   So that limits 
how it can encode lang information.  And within the JSON-LD limitations, 
we've chosen some more limitations.   Specifically, we've allowed 
exactly one way to provide lang tags.    It looks like this:

No language tag:

{ ...
    "content":"A <i>simple</i> note"

With language tags:

        "en":"A <i>simple</i> note",
        "sp":"Una <i>simple</i> nota"

This should work, but it does not allow any kind of defaults.  Any 
property that doesn't use a lang map has no language information. 
Unfortunately we're unable to find any reasonable way to allow defaults.

See discussion at 

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         -- Sandro

Received on Thursday, 9 June 2016 18:50:33 UTC