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Bug 3461 - Role of termInfo
Summary: Role of termInfo
Alias: None
Product: ITS
Classification: Unclassified
Component: ITS tagset (show other bugs)
Version: LastCall
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: AfterLC
Assignee: Felix Sasaki
QA Contact: Felix Sasaki
Keywords: proposalAccepted, reviewerSatisfied
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-07-14 19:49 UTC by Yves Savourel
Modified: 2006-10-03 14:36 UTC (History)
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Description Yves Savourel 2006-07-14 19:49:00 UTC
Issue #18 of i18nCore comments

Section 6.4.1: We think we are running against danger if we broaden the scope of the data definition so widely that any kind of information can be associated with 'terms'. The whole point of ITS is to clarify what to expect from markup. Given your comment above, If tools don't know what to do with the data they have read in, what have we gained by using ITS?

We think that we should say that the information at the end of the termInfo link is a definition or relevant text to support the understanding of the term identified.

If we are too vague about what is pointed to, we will lose the advantage we were aiming for of tools understanding what the ITS markup is saying.

(For example, some enterprising developer may decide that the terminology mechanism here provides a nice way of associating designer's notes with inline text. That would be a bad idea because one point of creating the ITS spec is that translation tools should understand what type of information they are receiving, and handle it automatically. He should use the locInfo mechanism for that.)
Comment 1 Felix Sasaki 2006-07-24 17:06:41 UTC
Resolution: working group agreed with the proposal at .
Action: editors to make the change.
Comment 2 Christian Lieske 2006-08-16 12:20:57 UTC
I cannot find the meeting minutes which contain Yves' summary.
Comment 3 Felix Sasaki 2006-09-06 15:52:29 UTC
Action: Yves to track the proposal.
Comment 4 Felix Sasaki 2006-09-11 02:28:56 UTC
Wait: response sent. See
Comment 5 Yves Savourel 2006-09-14 03:46:14 UTC
Closed. Commenters satisfied see:
Comment 6 Felix Sasaki 2006-09-28 06:16:58 UTC
Summary: The Working Group agreed with the proposal and clarified the role of the terminology data category.