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

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 17:46:03 +0100
To: "Bjoern Hoehrmann" <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: Fran├žois Yergeau <francois@yergeau.com>, "Felix Sasaki" <fsasaki@w3.org>, public-cdf@w3.org, public-i18n-core@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.s4rni1h364w2qv@id-c0020.oslo.opera.com>

On Fri, 10 Feb 2006 17:37:03 +0100, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>  
> * 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...

Which would break my alternative Dutch text for the advert in the "alt"  
attribute. Not an option...

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Friday, 10 February 2006 16:46:16 UTC

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