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Re: Can we have @lang back in XHTML Family?

From: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 15:54:00 +0100
To: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Cc: public-xhtml2@w3.org, ishida@w3.org, fd@w3.org
Message-Id: <1232549640.6592.447.camel@localhost>

Le mercredi 21 janvier 2009 à 08:36 -0600, Shane McCarron a écrit :
> Actually, I don't think we can.  Putting @lang into XHTML 1.1 or XHTML 
> Basic 1.1 or XHTML Print 1.0 would change the conformance requirements 
> on currently conforming user agents.

Indeed, but I think the cost of making that change (i.e. go through the
Proposed Edited Recommendation process) is lesser than the cost of not
making it - that is putting millions of authors in having to choose
between:
 * creating valid content
 * serving content that can be view with the most widely available
browser today
 * serving content that can be properly language-annotated

Dom
Received on Wednesday, 21 January 2009 14:54:28 GMT

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