Re: Last Call review of Ruby Annotation

From: Misha Wolf (
Date: Thu Jan 06 2000 - 07:36:04 EST

Reminder: One week to the end of the Last Call review period.


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> On behalf of the W3C Internationalization Working Group (W3C I18N WG),
> I am pleased to announce the publication of the "Ruby Annotation" Last
> Call Working Draft. The document address is:
> The document's Abstract and Status sections are reproduced below. The
> Last Call review period will end on 14 January 2000. Please send review
> comments by that date to
> If you wish to join the discussion list,
> mentioned below in the Status section, send a mail containing just the
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> Abstract
> --------
> "Ruby" are short runs of text alongside the base text, typically used in
> East Asian documents to indicate pronunciation or to provide a short
> annotation. This specification defines markup for ruby. The
> specification is written so that this markup for ruby can be included as
> a module of XHTML 1.1.
> Status of This Document
> -----------------------
> The W3C Internationalization Working Group (I18N WG), with this 17
> December 1999 Last Call Working Draft, invites comment on this
> specification. The Last Call period begins 17 December 1999 and ends 14
> January 2000.
> This is a W3C Working Draft for review by W3C members and other
> interested parties. It is a draft document and may be updated, replaced,
> or obsoleted by other documents at any time. It is inappropriate to use
> W3C Working Drafts as reference material or to cite them as other than
> "work in progress". The W3C will not allow early implementation to
> constrain its ability to make changes to this specification prior to
> final release. A list of current W3C Recommendations and other technical
> documents can be found at
> After last call comments have been addressed, the Working Group expects
> to advance this specification to Candidate Recommendation, and then to
> Proposed Recommendation together with XHTML 1.1, into which it will be
> included by reference. While the actual markup structure will not be
> changed at that point in the process, the I18N WG and the editors will
> make the necessary technical adjustments in notation if such adjustments
> become necessary as a consequence of changes to XHTML 1.1.
> Please send comments and questions regarding this document to
> ( Comments in languages other than English, in
> particular Japanese, are also welcome. Public discussion on this
> specification may take place on the mailing list
> (
> Due to its subject matter, and to make the examples more realistic, this
> document includes examples using a wide range of characters. Not all
> user agents may be able to display all characters, changing the
> configuration can improve the situation. Also, great care has been taken
> to serve this document in various character encodings to cover a wide
> range of user agents and configurations.
> Misha Wolf, W3C I18N WG chair
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