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Re: xml:lang in the light of error frequencies

From: Ben Boyle <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 19:13:27 +1000
Message-ID: <5f37426b0803170213j1e28b530ga77355c0a305f261@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>

Do you mean @xml:lang was used when @lang should have been? (in text/html)
or that the value assigned to @xml:lang was not a valid language code
(or both, or other).

And is there any proposal about how to handle the situation?

On Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 1:19 AM, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi> wrote:
>
>  http://hsivonen.iki.fi/test/moz/analysis2.txt
>
>  > 05:52 < Hixie> hsivonen: re the errors, target=_blank will have to
>  > be dealt
>  >                with, "The internal character encoding declaration
>  > must be the
>  >                first child of the "head" element." might be
>  > something we can
>  >                change if no non-ASCII bytes precede it, xml:lang
>  > might need
>  >                some processing (maybe hardcode it to namespaced
>  > processing?),
>  >                and there's a couple of html4-deprecated attributes
>  > that are
>  >                still there (language="" on script, and name="" on <a>)
>  > 05:52 < Hixie> other than that, in the errors hitting 10% or more of
>  > pages, i
>  >                think we're catching only things i think we want to
>  > catch
>  > 05:53 < Hixie> i think language="" on script and name="" on <a> are
>  > probably ok
>  >                to leave as errors, it's not like people can argue
>  > that html4
>  >                didn't warn them
>  > 05:53 < Hixie> target=_blank is a known issue
>  > 05:53 < Hixie> xml:lang i'm sure is on my list, but it would be
>  > useful to have
>  >                an e-mail pointing out how common the error is exactly
>
>  This is the email pointing out xml:lang.
>
>   From the start of February to the middle of March, 15% of unique URLs
>  checked as (X)HTML5 by Validator.nu had an erroneous xml:lang
>  attribute in text/html. (Note that since the divisor contains the
>  XHTML5 pages as well, the percentage for HTML5 must be even higher.)
>
>  As before, I think we should make zero-width image and iframe border
>  conforming, HTML 4.01 Strict table attributes (except axis) conforming
>  and make iframe width/height conforming.
>
>  --
>  Henri Sivonen
>  hsivonen@iki.fi
>  http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
>
>
>
>
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