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[Bug 12417] HTML5 is missing attribute for specifying translatability of content

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Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2011 10:29:12 +0000
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--- Comment #61 from Thorsten Trippel <thorsten.trippel@uni-tuebingen.de> 2011-12-08 10:29:06 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #60)

To clarify my previous remark: If a website is translated from say English into
Spanish, the resulting page should not be translated again. That is: if a
machine translation application comes to the Spanish page, the translate="no"
will instruct the processor not to translate this page. The application will
then have to decide on what to do next, for example ask the user to ignore this
instruction or just show the website as it is. In many of these cases the user
will see a language selection on top of these pages (such as flags, etc.),
indicating that a version of the page in the desired language is already
available. Hence the instruction translate="no" complements the xml:lang="es"
in the said example. 

The English original could however have xml:lang="en" and an explicit or
inherited translate="yes", instructing an MT or other translation process to
actually translate that page, if the value of the lang attribute is not the
desired language.

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