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Bug 3500 - Avoid xml:lang='he'
Summary: Avoid xml:lang='he'
Alias: None
Product: ITS
Classification: Unclassified
Component: ITS tagset (show other bugs)
Version: WorkingDraft
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: AfterLC
Assignee: Felix Sasaki
QA Contact: Felix Sasaki
Keywords: proposalAccepted, reviewerSatisfied
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-07-19 17:24 UTC by Felix Sasaki
Modified: 2006-10-03 14:51 UTC (History)
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Description Felix Sasaki 2006-07-19 17:24:40 UTC
Issue #28 of i18nCore comments

GEO WG regularly has to clarify for people that language declarations and directionality markup are very different things - including a long and draw out discussion with DITA folks. It seems dangerous to introduce an example here that seems to the uninitiated to say that the language markup is defining the application of the directionality markup.

In particular since the xpath expression probably doesn't need to go that far anyway for a reasonable example. It could just say /body/p[1]/quote or //quote[23] or some such.
Comment 1 Felix Sasaki 2006-07-25 05:53:36 UTC
Action: working group to discuss and reply.
Comment 2 Yves Savourel 2006-07-27 01:57:02 UTC
Discussed at
Action: Yves to re-write the example.

I thought showing both the rules and the source document would be helpful, so we would have two files in the example:

Example 29: Directionality expressed with global rules

In this document the right-to-left directionality is marked using a direction attribute with a value "rtlText".

<text xml:lang="en">
  <par>In Hebrew, the expression <quote xml:lang="he" direction="rtlText">áå÷ø èåá</quote>
   means <quote>Good morning</quote>.</par>


The dirRule element indicates that all quote elements with an attribute direction='rtlText' have right-to-left content.

<its:rules xmlns:its="" its:version="1.0">
 <its:dirRule dir="rtl" selector="//*[@direction='rtlText']"/>

Comment 3 Felix Sasaki 2006-07-28 02:50:27 UTC
Action: Working group to look at .
Comment 4 Felix Sasaki 2006-07-28 15:27:18 UTC
Resolution: working group agrees with Yves proposal.
Action: editors to make the change.
Comment 5 Christian Lieske 2006-08-16 14:52:04 UTC
Access to samples needed to implement the change
Comment 6 Felix Sasaki 2006-09-06 21:27:02 UTC
Action: Felix to make the change
Comment 7 Felix Sasaki 2006-09-11 03:06:56 UTC
Wait: resonse sent. See
Comment 8 Felix Sasaki 2006-09-20 09:17:46 UTC
Closed. Commentor satisfied. See .
Comment 9 Felix Sasaki 2006-09-28 06:47:10 UTC
Summary: The Working Group decided to accept the proposal and to change the example as desired.