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RE: meta content-language

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 07:42:50 +0100
To: "'Felix Sasaki'" <fsasaki@w3.org>
Cc: "'Ian Hickson'" <ian@hixie.ch>, "'HTML WG'" <public-html@w3.org>, <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000001c908d9$4aabac60$e0030520$@org>

> From: Felix Sasaki [mailto:fsasaki@w3.org]
> Sent: 28 August 2008 02:16
...
> > disallowing it, why not simply  propose that it be treated as equivalent
to
> > an HTTP header declaration, and clearly specify that browsers can use
the
> > initial item in any sequence of values for the meta content-language as
a
> > fallback for the default text-processing language where there is no
language
> > attribute.
> 
> just to be sure: you mean "where there is no language attribute at the
> <html> element", right?

Well, if there were a language attribute on the html element the meta
information would only be used if there was a comment or anything else
outside the <html>.  If there wasn't a language attribute on the <html>
element, the meta information would be applicable down each branch of the
document tree until a language attribute was encountered.

RI
Received on Thursday, 28 August 2008 06:43:27 UTC

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