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RE: i18n comments on Polyglot Markup [issue #4]

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2010 20:27:51 +0100
To: "'Richard Ishida'" <ishida@w3.org>, "'Eliot Graff'" <eliotgra@microsoft.com>, "'Henri Sivonen'" <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: <public-html@w3.org>, <public-i18n-core@w3.org>
Message-ID: <00d801cb671e$e6403b00$b2c0b100$@org>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-i18n-core-request@w3.org [mailto:public-i18n-core-
> request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Richard Ishida
> Sent: 07 October 2010 20:40
...
> I guess I don't
> yet understand why it's so hard for an HTML parser to recognise an XML
> declaration for what it is and treat it appropriately, rather than assume that it
> is a processing instruction. I know that an HTML parser has nothing to do
> with XML declarations, and so in terms of language purity it doesn't belong,
> but the HTML5 spec currently recognises xml:lang and xmlns attributes and
> handles them, why can't we write the spec to do a similar thing with the XML
> declaration?)

Ok, I found a thread where this was discussed in detail around the end of July, but that I hadn't read before, and I think I now understand better the reasoning.

RI

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Richard Ishida
Internationalization Lead
W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)

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