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[Fwd: Re: FAQ: Why should I use the 'lang' attribute?]

From: Najib Tounsi <ntounsi@emi.ac.ma>
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2004 16:08:27 +0000
Message-ID: <40D9AAFB.2010808@emi.ac.ma>
To: GEO <public-i18n-geo@w3.org>
Really sorry for not having cc you

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Deborah Cawkwell wrote:

>Yes can see it now. 
>Want to open up the dir/scrollbar thing on the list - what do you think
>is the best way to do it?
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If I understand your suggestion, yes. "What is really related to the 
"RTLness" of Arabic script and what is not" could be a good discussion 
subject. For the best way to do it, I don't have any precise opinion. 
Perhaps some emails will liquidate the question very quickly :-) I 
dont'know.

About your FAQ, I've thought to mention it tomorrow on IRC, but the FAQ 
leave an impression of ambiguity. You consider, rightly, the language 
information as a meta-data about language content. But the lang 
attribute can added to many container elements as well as to some <mata> 
tags.
The last sentence of the answer section states "Meta-data that indicates 
content language can be useful for many applications. For example:" and 
you give many examples, included one concerning the <meta> tag . This 
might help remove the ambiguity.

Regards, Najib

>Deborah
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Najib Tounsi [mailto:ntounsi@emi.ac.ma] 
>Sent: 22 June 2004 14:23
>To: Deborah Cawkwell
>Cc: Najib Tounsi
>Subject: Re: FAQ: Why should I use the 'lang' attribute?
>
>Najib Tounsi wrote:
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>>Deborah Cawkwell wrote:
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>>>Can't get this - is it the right URL?
>>>http://www.w3c.org.ma/Tests/lang.html
>>> 
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>>Yes, try to insist.
>>(otherwise try http://193.194.4.8/Tests/lang.html)
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>Hi Deborah,
>
>Have you got it?
>
>Najib
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Najib TOUNSI (mailto:tounsi@w3.org)
Bureau W3C au Maroc (http://www.w3c.org.ma/)
Ecole Mohammadia d'Ingenieurs, BP 765 Agdal-RABAT Maroc (Morocco)
Phone : +212 (0) 37 68 71 74  Fax : +212 (0) 37 77 88 53
Mobile: +212 (0) 61 22 00 30
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