Thread Subject: Re: 3d/3e for content format
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From: Robinson, Norman B - Washington, DC
Date: Thu, Sep 13 2007 11:20 AM
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I'll mention it again: if we aren't specific we are failing. We
need to refer to the specific standard (e.g.,
http://www.loc.gov/standards/iso639-2) or we will get n number of
implementations using different standards. Should we be referencing RFC
(http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4646.txt) or have specific ones for
the major contents? I don't know.
Norman B. Robinson
Section 508 Coordinator
IT Governance, US Postal Service
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Subject: Re: [teitac-websoftware] 3d/3e for content format
> It would be work to verify to a very high degree, but I don't
> think this is an overwhelming requirement to test to a
> reasonable degree via automated means.
> General test logic:
> if content has no language identifier, it fails.
> if it has (1) language identifier, it passes unless:
> by character, or word analysis, it can be determined
> that content contains more than the initial language identifier.
In an automated way? I'm not sure I buy that.
> nailing down a specific list of failures is more difficult,
> but spell check can probably address such a requirement by
> including language identification as part of that function.
> I'd expect language identification would have to be part of
> any multi-lingual authoring tool anyway at some point.
That's part of the problem. We're not talking about what may happen at
some point, we need to make standards that are realistic and impactful
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