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Re: Effect of bogus lang on determining natural language

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 09:32:36 +0000 (UTC)
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0808120932300.5140@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Tue, 15 Apr 2008, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> 
> <span lang='en'><span lang='***'>Is this English, undefined or '***'?</ 
> span></span>
> 
> The current spec says the language is neither English ("en") nor 
> undefined ("") but "***". The spec should probably say how to compute a 
> conforming language value ("en" or "" in this case) for the text node 
> interoperably. (E.g. for passing onto another software component.)
> 
> It seems to me the spec should say tell implementation to treat explicit 
> bogus values the same as explicit "".

Done.

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