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RE: I18n Core WG comments on CSS3 Selectors [7]

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 16:00:28 -0000
To: "'Bjoern Hoehrmann'" <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: "'www-style Mailing List'" <www-style@w3.org>, <public-i18n-core@w3.org>
Message-ID: <00e401c61dda$a276f9a0$6501a8c0@w3cishida>

> From: Bjoern Hoehrmann [mailto:derhoermi@gmx.net] 
> Sent: 20 January 2006 15:22

> I'm not sure in #7 what the "therefore" refers to. Could you 
> elaborate why the examples should be changed? They are 
> perfectly reasonable as far as I can tell.

I'm not sure how to make it much clearer.  Perhaps this will help:

[1] I'm always wary of the hreflang attribute's usefulness (since I'm not
aware of user agents that actually make use of it)
[2] the meaning of that attribute in XHTML2 will change (so the example may
not be so clear in the future - small point perhaps)
[3] I'm also struggling to see an application for using it to style the link
element content in current implementations
[4] there is a fairly common practice of using the hreflang attribute
specifically for styling link text on a elements to show what the expected
language of the link target is


I'd therefore suggest changing hreflang examples referring to the link
element to refer to the a element in examples.


Richard Ishida
Internationalization Lead
W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)

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