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Re: meta content-language

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 10:03:56 +0000 (UTC)
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0808121002400.5140@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Thu, 17 Apr 2008, Henri Sivonen wrote:
>
> It seems that some authoring tools and authors use <meta http- 
> equiv='content-language' content='languagetag'> instead of <html 
> lang='languagetag'>. http://philip.html5.org/data/meta-http-equiv.txt
> 
> Based on the usage pattern, I think authors mean to use <meta http- 
> equiv='content-language' content='languagetag'> in a way analogous to 
> <base href='uri'>. That is, as a declaration that belongs between HTTP 
> and the root element in the inheritance chain based on an obvious guess 
> about author intent. Moreover, with FrontPage, this isn't invisible 
> metadata, because a faulty meta content-language is visible to the 
> author as squiggly red spell checker lines.
> 
> The spec should probably say something about this.

Added Content-Language pragma.

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