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Re: [Bug 5974] New: Language tag sameness should probably be ASCII case-insensitive

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 11:13:20 +0300
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <18F07EA0-436D-4101-84F2-075E23E79898@iki.fi>
To: Toby A Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>

On Aug 19, 2008, at 10:54, Toby A Inkster wrote:

> Isn't the following a little more of a grey area?
>
> <span lang="fr-FR" xml:lang="fr">
>
> Might an improved criterion for conformance be: if @lang and  
> @xml:lang are both present, they must be equal, or one must be a  
> substring of the other, matching the head of the longer string. (All  
> case insensitive.) When the attributes conform to the previous  
> condition, the longer attribute value is taken to be the language of  
> the element.


I think the spec shouldn't get that kind of complexity.

The point of the conformance requirement is to allow exactly  
equivalent talismans. The purpose isn't to support elaborate DWIM.

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Henri Sivonen
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Received on Tuesday, 19 August 2008 08:14:03 GMT

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