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RE: what's the language of a document ?

From: Phillips, Addison <addison@amazon.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 08:18:18 -0700
To: "Martin J. Dürst" <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>, "<public-html@w3.org>" <public-html@w3.org>, "www-international@w3.org" <www-international@w3.org>
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One small additional reference:

   http://www.w3.org/International/tutorials/language-decl/


I think this illustrates the current state of affairs pretty well and I don't think there is any reason to change it, except maybe to clarify it a bit. Personally I think that if <html> doesn't have either a lang or an xml:lang attribute, the default value should continue to be the empty tag.

Addison

Addison Phillips
Globalization Architect -- Lab126

Internationalization is not a feature.
It is an architecture.

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