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Re: what's the language of a document ?

From: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>
Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2009 22:55:57 -0400
To: Martin Kliehm <martin.kliehm@namics.com>
Cc: Divya Manian <divya.manian@gmail.com>, "<public-html@w3.org>" <public-html@w3.org>, "www-international@w3.org" <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20091026025557.GD31912@mercury.ccil.org>
Martin Kliehm scripsit:

> Also in XHTML notation empty strings are disallowed, so the default  
> valuefor "unknown" would be in that case "und". [4]

Why would empty strings be disallowed in xml:lang attributes?  I can
find no indication of that in XHTML 1.0.

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