W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-i18n-core@w3.org > April to June 2011

Re: Update on I18n-ISSUE-2: Why not using xml:lang?

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2011 08:34:23 +0100
Message-ID: <4DE73CFF.7000109@w3.org>
To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
CC: public-i18n-core@w3.org, www-font@w3.org
I think the examples in Appendix A should use xml:lang rather than lang 


On 02/06/2011 08:28, Richard Ishida wrote:
> Thank you for your consideration of this comment. The i18n working group
> is not unanimously agreed that xml:lang will serve better than another
> attribute for indicating localization choices, but we will accept that
> you have given this thought and will not object to your moving forward
> as described in your response.
> On behalf of the i18n WG,
> RI
> PS: One personal comment: I noticed just now that when you hover over
> "The text elements MAY be given a lang attribute in the XML namespace
> [XML]."
> the highlighting covers only
> "The text elements MAY be given a lang attribute"
> I think it may lead to fewer mistakes on the part of the reader if you
> highlight the whole sentence, since the XML namespace part is crucial.
> On 01/06/2011 14:35, Chris Lilley wrote:
>> Hello public-i18n-core,
>> Just to update you on this issue, your proposal to use @xml:lang
>> instead of @lang was accepted. We allowed old content to use @lang and
>> require new content to use @xml:lang.
>> The editors draft has been updated as has the RelaxNG:
>> Several elements store their data in text child elements; this is to
>> support localization. The text elements MAY be given a lang
>> attribute in the XML namespace [XML]. For backwards compatibility,
>> lang attributes in the default namepsace are also accepted in older
>> content, and SHOULD be treated the same as xml:lang. New content
>> SHOULD instead use xml:lang.
>> http://dev.w3.org/webfonts/WOFF/spec/#Metadata
>> It would be great if you could send an email message to www-font
>> acknowledging that this responds to your comment (for our last call
>> tracking purposes). We are now under some time pressure to close out
>> last call.

Richard Ishida
Internationalization Activity Lead
W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)

Received on Thursday, 2 June 2011 07:35:46 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 6 January 2015 21:23:07 UTC