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Re: [DOM4] XML lang

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2011 16:43:05 +0100
To: "Marcos Caceres" <w3c@marcosc.com>, "Jonas Sicking" <jonas@sicking.cc>
Cc: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.v4x0l3b564w2qv@annevk-macbookpro.local>
On Wed, 05 Oct 2011 23:07:44 +0200, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc> wrote:
> As has been pointed out, you can use
> Element.matchesSelector(":lang('en-us')") or XPath to test if a node
> has a given language. However neither lets you actually *get* the
> language of a node, just check if it matches a particular language.
> Additionally, matchesSelector doesn't work on text nodes.

We already have baseURI. I suppose we could have another such thing.  
"lang" is taken unfortunately. "language"? "naturalLang"? (Based on  
<img>.naturalHeight/Width.)

I do not think its exact behavior should be defined in DOM4, but we can  
certainly introduce the concept and say that other specifications define  
it. E.g. HTML and XML.


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Anne van Kesteren
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