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

From: Najib Tounsi <ntounsi@emi.ac.ma>
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2004 16:09:15 +0000
Message-ID: <40D9AB2B.9040404@emi.ac.ma>
To: GEO <public-i18n-geo@w3.org>
Once again, really sorry for not having cc you

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Deborah Cawkwell wrote:

>Hi Najib
> 
>Does the section of the FAQ below not provide information about applying natural language information to sub-elements within a web page/resource:
>  
>
Yes, indeed it does. May be I misunderstood some english style, which is 
very likely, but if you use the expression meta-data to mean what a meta 
element provides, then it might be misleading to say "*Meta-data* that 
indicates content language can be useful for many applications. *For 
example*:" since all your examples seems to fall into the scope of this 
"for example".

And then ... forget it. It's not important. 8-)

Best, Najib

> 
>"The language attribute unambiguously specifies the 'natural language' of web page content. It should always be used to indicate the primary language of the web page (in the main page container element). If the language changes within the main page container element this should be reflected in a sub container element, eg., span, div, td, p, etc."
> 
>Best
> 
>Deborah
>
>		-----Original Message----- 
>		From: Najib Tounsi [mailto:ntounsi@emi.ac.ma] 
>		Sent: Tue 22/06/2004 20:25 
>		To: Deborah Cawkwell 
>		Cc: 
>		Subject: Re: FAQ: Why should I use the 'lang' attribute?
>		
>		
>
>		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?
>		> 
>		>
>		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:
>		>
>		> 
>		>
>		>>Deborah Cawkwell wrote:
>		>>
>		>>   
>		>>
>		>>>Can't get this - is it the right URL?
>		>>>http://www.w3c.org.ma/Tests/lang.html
>		>>>
>		>>>
>		>>>     
>		>>>
>		>>Yes, try to insist.
>		>>(otherwise try http://193.194.4.8/Tests/lang.html)
>		>>
>		>>
>		>>   
>		>>
>		>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)
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Mobile: +212 (0) 61 22 00 30
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