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Re: question on issue-110 (xml:lang vs. lang)

From: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2013 11:19:14 +0100
Message-ID: <51025C22.6060001@kosek.cz>
To: Felix Sasaki <fsasaki@w3.org>
CC: "public-multilingualweb-lt@w3.org" <public-multilingualweb-lt@w3.org>
On 25.1.2013 9:01, Felix Sasaki wrote:

> we had discussed on Wednesday
> http://www.w3.org/2013/01/23-mlw-lt-irc#T11-36-22
> that xml:lang and lang take precedence over the BCP 47 value conveyed by
> a "langRule". One clarification question: should we state that this
> relation also includes inherited values? e.g.
> 
> <html xml:lang="en" ...>...
> <its:langRule selector="//h:p" langPointer="@class">
> ...
> <body lang="ja"> ...
> <p class="de">...
> </html>
> 
> In this case the output of processing "langRule" would convey "en":
> xml:lang takes precedence over HTML lang. And xml:lang inherits to "p".

My instinct says that inheritence shouldn't be applied here and for p
element language should be selected using langRule.

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