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Re: Translation control in HTML5

From: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>
Date: Fri, 01 Aug 2008 00:08:41 +0200
Message-ID: <489237E9.5040805@kosek.cz>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: David Muschiol <david@david-muschiol.de>, public-html@w3.org
Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Thu, 31 Jul 2008, Jirka Kosek wrote:
>>> Very good point.  lang="only de" would also work here while even being
>> This would completely break syntax of lang attribute values which should 
>> be following BCP 47 (http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4646.txt)
> 
> We define lang, we can easily define it as being something akin to:
> 
>    [only] <bcp-47-code>

And what is point in doing it differently from dozens of other markup 
languages?

Moreover, having separate lang and translate attributes will be much 
more friendly to CSS selectors.


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