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

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 12:25:11 -0500
Message-ID: <c70bc85d0603220925g1cfd6ca6w9de2ec6b6c41bdeb@mail.gmail.com>
To: "fsasaki@w3.org" <fsasaki@w3.org>
Cc: public-cdf@w3.org, public-i18n-core@w3.org

My apologies (to you as well as the CDF WG) for not mentioning this
earlier, but please let us know within two weeks if our responses in
this thread haven't addressed your issue.

Thanks.

Mark.

On 1/30/06, Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org> wrote:
> Hello Felix, thanks for your comments.
>
> On 1/25/06, fsasaki@w3.org <fsasaki@w3.org> wrote:
> >
> > Comment from the i18n review of:
> > http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-CDR-20051219/
> >
> > Comment 5
> > At http://www.w3.org/International/reviews/0601-cdf/
> > Editorial/substantive: S
> > Location in reviewed document:
> >  general
> >
> > Comment:
> >
> > If you ask an SVG document about language information, and the document is inside an HTML document, the xml:lang attribute in the HTML applies to the SVG as well. It seems that the compounding specs should say: \"You should get the same results for both inclusion and referencel.\"
>
> The WG has just discussed this, and we feel that for the CDR case -
> which is all the current set of Last Call drafts cover - the value of
> the xml:lang attribute in any containing HTML should *not* apply to
> children, because it isn't authoritative (as described in the TAG's
> finding on authoritative metadata[1]) as a result of requiring
> multiple messages to assemble the compound document.  Consider, for
> example, that the child document might be returned with an HTTP
> message which includes a Content-Language header (sec 14.12 of RFC
> 2616) with a (authoritative) value inconsistent with that specified by
> the xml:lang attribute.  More generally too, content may be retrieved
> from multiple domains over which the author of the containing document
> has no control, and therefore propagating the value of attributes like
> xml:lang doesn't seem appropriate.
>
>  [1] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/mime-respect.html
>
> Thanks.
>
> Mark.
>


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