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Re: new issue? dfxp and language selection

From: Daniel Weck <daniel.weck@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2008 16:13:36 +0000
Cc: John Birch <john.birch@screen.subtitling.com>, "Glenn A. Adams" <gadams@xfsi.com>, Public TTWG List <public-tt@w3.org>
Message-Id: <54E6A81C-D97F-434F-A895-78C3A0434343@gmail.com>
To: Sean Hayes <Sean.Hayes@microsoft.com>


On 4 Dec 2008, at 15:54, Sean Hayes wrote:
> In my opinion the best approach here is having the spec define  
> xml:lang solely for its intended meaning, that is to convey the  
> language of an element and its contents and not try and overlay some  
> other semantics in the specification, but allow interested parties  
> to do so via transformation if they so wish.

I like that. The "xml:lang" attribute provides insufficient semantics  
for performing content selection: user-agents may decide to use it for  
content pruning purposes, at their own risk (at the cost of content  
reusability, due to discrepancies in interpretations, etc.).
Received on Thursday, 4 December 2008 16:14:13 GMT

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