XML News from Tuesday, April 3, 2007

The W3C Internationalization Tag Set Working Group has released the finished Internationalization Tag Set (ITS) Version 1.0. This document defines standardized XML markup for identifying directionality, translatability, ruby text, and other common aspects of document localization and internationalization. For example, in this DocBook article an its:translate attribute indicates that the author element should not be translated:

  its:version="1.0" version="5.0" xml:lang="en">
  <dbk:title>An example article</dbk:title>


 <dbk:para>This is a short article.</dbk:para>