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XHTML 1.1 spec: lang and xml:lang (PR#10217)

From: <kwutzke@web.de>
Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2009 10:22:42 -0500
Message-Id: <200906021522.n52FMgZh019878@htmlwg.mn.aptest.com>
To: public-xhtml2@w3.org
CC: voyager-issues@mn.aptest.com
Hello,

I've looked at the latest XHTML spec from 2009-05-07. Referring to

http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-modularization/abstract_modules.html#s_com...

In the I18N module, there are only two attributes listed: dir and xml:lang. The note in the last paragraph says: "Finally, note that the I18N collection only contains the xml:lang attribute unless the Bi- directional Text Module module is selected." This is fine, but...

http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/doctype.html

says (last paragraph):

"This specification also adds the lang attribute to the I18N attribute
collection as defined in [XHTMLMOD]. The lang attribute is defined in
[HTML4]. When this attribute and the xml:lang are specified on the
same element, the xml:lang takes precedence. When both lang and
xml:lang are specified on the same element, they SHOULD have the same
value."

Is the 'lang' attribute deprecated? If it is not, it should be in the
I18N module as well. If it *is* deprecated,

http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/doctype.html

is basically wrong, isn't it?

What's the status on lang now?

Karsten
Received on Tuesday, 2 June 2009 15:27:15 GMT

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