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Re: Translation control in HTML5

From: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2008 23:38:36 +0200
Message-ID: <489230DC.4020007@kosek.cz>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
CC: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, Chris Wendt <Chris.Wendt@microsoft.com>
Julian Reschke wrote:
>> The precedence for this feature comes from the ITS 
>> (Internationalization Tag Set) in http://www.w3.org/TR/its/, which in 
>> section 6.2 specifies an its:translate="no" attribute and a rule for 
>> determining non-translatable content in an XML document. This solves 
>> the problem for XHTML content, but (obviously) not for HTML.
>> ...
> 
> That would work, but it may make pages with technical content very 
> chatty. It probably would be good to attach that property implicitly to 
> elements like <code>.

For this purposes ITS defines translate rules which can be used to 
globally override translatability of specific elements/attributes. There 
is example definition for XHTML (which in turn have many similar 
elements to HTML5) so it can be taken as a starting point of exception 
from default translatability setting):

http://www.w3.org/TR/xml-i18n-bp/#relating-its-plus-xhtml

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