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RE: new issue? dfxp and language selection

From: Sean Hayes <Sean.Hayes@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2008 16:57:31 +0000
To: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>, "public-tt@w3.org" <public-tt@w3.org>
Message-ID: <90EEC9D914694641A8358AA190DACB3D2FCE8AB32E@EA-EXMSG-C334.europe.corp.microsoft.com>

In earlier discussions I believe we came to the conclusion that for multi lingual scenarios, it would be better to have separate files for each language. The xml:lang usage on elements was to clarify the use where one was momentarily switching languages, e.g. in a quotation, but where it was part of the same discourse.

I think in fact the ccPlayer behaviour fails to adhere to the processing specified by section 9.3, which does not specify tree pruning based on language, and thus is not acting in accordance with the spec which would require simultaneous presentation of all three languages.

We can certainly clarify this in the definition of the xml:lang attribute, but I believe we should track this as an implementation error by ccPlayer.

Sean Hayes
Media Accessibility Strategist
Accessibility Business Unit

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-----Original Message-----
From: public-tt-request@w3.org [mailto:public-tt-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Philippe Le Hegaret
Sent: 03 December 2008 15:54
To: public-tt@w3.org
Subject: new issue? dfxp and language selection

I noticed that the ccPlayer is able to handle multiple languages in the
same document:

  <div xml:lang='en'>..</div>
  <div xml:lang='ja'>..</div>
  <div xml:lang='fr'>..</div>

You can then select which language to display using the interface.

It's allowed by the specification but nothing there says that you can
display only one language.

Do we need to say to say anything in the spec about such usage?

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