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Re: Erratum to XML 1.0 spec to allow xml:lang=""

From: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2002 10:55:26 +0100
To: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
cc: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, RDF Core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <26652.1032429326@hoth.ilrt.bris.ac.uk>

>>>Jeremy Carroll said:
> In the abstract syntax I could specify that either lang is oblig and
> defaults to "" or that lang="" is illegal. Probably the former is most in
> tune with XML. DaveB might then need some wordsmithing.

The former seems more in line.  In particular since using xml:lang=""
gives a meaning:
  "it is considered that there is no language information available
   just as if xml:lang had not been specified"
  -- http://www.w3.org/XML/xml-V10-2e-errata#E41

we could use that form of words.

Dave
Received on Thursday, 19 September 2002 05:56:13 EDT

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