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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 17:37:03 +0100
To: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: François Yergeau <francois@yergeau.com>, "Felix Sasaki" <fsasaki@w3.org>, public-cdf@w3.org, public-i18n-core@w3.org
Message-ID: <m6gpu1tqavrv4uf23bbreqptjdit17d66e@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>Wouldn't this break the web and the way people expect _separate_ documents  
>to work? I actually strongly oppose to this. Advertisements are often in  
>English, even when linked from some Dutch page. When they don't declare  
>the language they are written in I rather have my screen reader guess  
>something based on the fact that the language is not known than to assume  
>it is Dutch. Also given that the document can be viewed independently and  
>you might or might not get a different language back would be plain wrong.

The response to that would be that people should "properly" declare the
language of referenced content on their <img>, <embed>, etc. elements...
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