Re: Comments on SVG Tiny 1.2

Hi, Felix-

The SVG WG is happy to work with you on this.  We apologize for the 
delay in getting back to you, but we wanted to sufficiently review the spec.

We believe that ITS should be available for all 'text content' elements 
[1], which in SVG 1.2 Tiny are 'text', 'tspan' and 'textArea'; for SVG 
Full, this will include 'textPath' (and possibly others TBD).  We also 
agree that it's appropriate for 'title', 'desc', and sometimes 
'metadata'.   An interesting question is whether it is needed for 
'script' elements; in many cases, there are strings in script that 
should be translated, but the great majority of script should not.

We will provide you with more feedback once you finish the first draft.


-Doug Schepers
W3C Team Contact, SVG, CDF, and WebAPI

Felix Sasaki wrote (on 2/26/08 6:20 PM):
> Dear SVG Working Group,
> these are comments on SVG Tiny 1.2. They propose *non-normative changes*
> to SVG Tiny 1.2 and are is sent on behalf of the i18n ITS Working Group.
> 1) We would like to ask you to add ITS 1.0 local markup to the content
> model of the metadata, text, desc, title and tspan elements. Local ITS
> markup is defined within the ITS 1.0 specification at
> the "Best Practices for XML Internationalization" document contains many
> examples of the usage of this markup.
> 2) We would like you to provide the following ITS global rules file for
> SVG Tiny 1.2:
> <its:rules xmlns:its="" version="1.0"
> xmlns:svg="">
> <its:translateRule selector="//svg:svg" translate="no"/>
> <its:translateRule selector="//svg:metadata | //svg:text | //svg:desc |
> //svg:title | //svg:tspan" translate="yes"/>
> </its:rules>
> Global ITS markup (the its:rules element) is defined within the ITS 1.0
> specification at
> The its:translateRule element is defined at
> The its:translateRule elements above mean that the default for all
> elements from the SVG namespace is that they are not translatable (first
> its:translateRule), with the exception of 5 elements (second
> its:translateRule).
> 3) We propose to add a non-normative section to SVG Tiny 1.2 explaining
> 1). 2), e.g. as part of the appendix
> We will create an initial version of this section if you agree with the
> comments in general.
> The rationale for these comments is that we think the standardized
> markup for internationalization and localization purposes provided by
> ITS 1.0 is useful for the internationalization and localization of SVG
> Tiny 1.2, and users and developers of SVG Tiny applications should be
> made aware of these possibilities within the specification itself.
> Note that the ITS 1.0 markup would not influence SVG specific processing,
> following your definitions at
> Regards,
> Felix


Received on Thursday, 20 March 2008 03:24:36 UTC