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[Bug 10152] [polyglot] i18n comment 5 : Mention lang and xml:lang

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Eliot Graff <eliotgra@microsoft.com> changed:

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--- Comment #7 from Eliot Graff <eliotgra@microsoft.com> 2011-03-02 23:37:57 UTC ---
The 2 March Editor's Draft has the following for Section 7.2, Language

7.2 Language Attributes

When specifying the language mapping of an element, polyglot markup uses both
the lang and xml:lang attributes. Neither attribute is to be used without the
other, and polyglot markup maintains identical values for both lang and

Polyglot markup uses the language attributes in the html element to set the
default language for the document. 

 Whenever the http-equiv="content-language" attribute on the <meta> element
specifies the language of the root element, then it is required to specify the
language mapping of the root element. According to Content language state in
[HTML5], the http-equiv="content-language" attribute on the <meta> element
specifices the language of the root element whenever its content attribute
contains no more and no less than exactly one language tag. 

I believe this covers all of your points in comment #6. Thanks so much for
keeping at this and following this through to the end. I appreciate the help.


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