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RE: ISSUE-88: content-language-multiple - Chairs Solicit Proposals

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 26 Nov 2009 20:08:15 -0000
To: 'Mark Davis ☕' <mark@macchiato.com>
Cc: "'Paul Cotton'" <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, <public-html@w3.org>, <public-i18n-core@w3.org>
Message-ID: <00c501ca6ed4$307eaa10$917bfe30$@org>
This goes back to a topic of discussion on an earlier html thread.  Basically, if there is no lang attribute on the html tag, one might be able to look to the http header or the meta element for a default *text-processing* language for the document, ie. the initial language of the text.  Note that text can only be in one language at a time.  If the http header information is used, and that has a value of 'fr', then it is reasonable to assume that the language of the initial text in the document is French. If, however, the value of the http header is 'fr,de,es', you can't say with any certainty what the language of the initial text should be, and the proposal on the list was to therefore assume no language – which is equivalent to lang="".

 

RI

 

 

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W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)

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From: mark.edward.davis@gmail.com [mailto:mark.edward.davis@gmail.com] On Behalf Of Mark Davis ?
Sent: 26 November 2009 18:55
To: Richard Ishida
Cc: Paul Cotton; public-html@w3.org; public-i18n-core@w3.org
Subject: Re: ISSUE-88: content-language-multiple - Chairs Solicit Proposals

 

I think it would be most useful to allow an ordered list of languages about everywhere that they can be specified. In that context, I didn't understand the following from the cited mail.

> [4] Establish the rule that multiple values in the place that has precedence equates to lang="".

Mark



On Thu, Nov 26, 2009 at 10:14, Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org> wrote:

[resending with i18n in copy]

The i18n WG has made a proposal for how to handle this issue at
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Oct/1086.html We
discussed this with Hixie during our WG meeting at TPAC, and he supported
the approach.

Please tell us what we need to do to take this further.

Thanks.

RI

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Richard Ishida
Internationalization Lead
W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)

http://www.w3.org/International/
http://rishida.net/




> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-html-request@w3.org [mailto:public-html-request@w3.org] On
> Behalf Of Paul Cotton
> Sent: 19 November 2009 17:55
> To: public-html@w3.org
> Subject: ISSUE-88: content-language-multiple - Chairs Solicit Proposals
>
> >ISSUE-88 (content-language-multiple) Should meta/@content allow a list of
> languages instead of just a single language?
>
> This is a very recent issue but the only concrete proposal we have at this
> point is in the draft.  At this time the chairs would like to solicit
volunteers to
> write Change Proposals for this issue.
>
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/88
> http://dev.w3.org/html5/decision-policy/decision-policy.html#escalation
>
> If no Change Proposals are written by the WG meeting on December 17, this
> issue will be closed without prejudice.
>
> /paulc
>
> Paul Cotton, Microsoft Canada
> 17 Eleanor Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 6A3
> Tel: (425) 705-9596 Fax: (425) 936-7329
>
>
>
>




 
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