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Re: lang and xml:lang Re: 3.4. Global attributes

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 11:16:06 +0200
To: "Jirka Kosek" <jirka@kosek.cz>
Cc: "Karl Dubost" <karl@w3.org>, "Ben Boyle" <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>, "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.twbn04oh64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Tue, 31 Jul 2007 11:11:26 +0200, Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz> wrote:
> Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>
>> Actually, I'm not sure XML handles cases like (what's the language of A
>> and what's the language of B?):
>>
>>   <div lang="foo">
>
> From XML point of view there is no language specified.

Which would not be backwards compatible...


> [...]
>
> May be evil idea, but since during DOM construction all elements are put
> into XHTML namespace what about moving lang -> xml:lang (if there is no
> xml:lang already) for HTML serialization and forbidding lang in XML
> serialization?

Yeah, this was suggested on whatwg@whatwg.org also. From my recollection  
implementors were not willing to do it as its not backwards compatible and  
could break stuff.


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Anne van Kesteren
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