New paper.

I thought this paper had been lost when Xerox erased my global design site, but I just found a link to a cached copy of it at the XML Cover pages.

The paper refers to standard topics such as character encoding and language declarations, but also covers topics such as implementation of emphasis and style conventions, handling of citations, use of text in attribute values, and the need for an element like HTML’s SPAN. In addition, other topics that have traditionally been associated with translation of user interface messages become applicable due to the nature of XML documents. These include the provision of designer’s notes, identification of non-translatable text, and use of element ids for automatic translation of elements.