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Re: RDFa, XHTML1.1 and @lang (via Twitter)

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@webbackplane.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2009 20:53:42 +0000
Message-ID: <ed77aa9f0903131353s7be2aad4v600f70e870b5ba0@mail.gmail.com>
To: Toby A Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
Cc: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, RDFa <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
Hi Toby,

> Note the phrase "*any* language information". The document then goes on to
> say that language information *can* be provided using xml:lang, but it
> doesn't say that other sources of language information cannot be explored.
>
> I don't know whether this flexibility was intentional, but it is certainly
> present in the syntax document. Similar language is employed where it talks
> about parsing the element for URI mappings.

Yes...indeed. :)

Unfortunately (in my opinion), there was pressure to restrict the spec
to *only* RDFa and XHTML, which means that there are weasle words
around things like base and lang.

Regards,

Mark

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