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Re: [CDR Framework] i18n comment: Language identification for child documents

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 13:33:49 +0100
To: François Yergeau <francois@yergeau.com>
Cc: Felix Sasaki <fsasaki@w3.org>, public-cdf@w3.org, public-i18n-core@w3.org
Message-ID: <u71pu1teukcgu6o4n4u2jp5bmlg7kpvut2@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* François Yergeau wrote:
>"allow implementations to apply heuristics" sounds like a blank check to 
>me, and antinomic to interoperability.  You don't want CDR browsers to 
>behave randomly, do you?

Well, if there is no explicit language information you have to guess.
I don't see why guessing just based on the language of the referencing
element would necessarily give better results than guessing based on,
say, n-gram analysis, or why interoperable results are more important
than good results.
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