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[Fwd: Re: xml:lang]

From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 23:02:20 +0100
Message-ID: <40B3C26C.40900@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
To: RDF core WG <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>


Hi all,

just a note that the XML Core are tinkering with the language concerning 
xml:lang (particularly xml:lang="").

This seems OK to me. The wording below is still one on which we could 
have had the very same argument with I18N WG - so that seems to be 
maintaining the status quo.

Jeremy


-------- Original Message --------
From: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Cc: w3c-xml-core-wg@w3.org, w3c-i18n-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: xml:lang
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Hello Paul,

Many thanks for updating me on this issue. Because it actually
originated with the I18N WG, I am forwarding this to the I18N IG
mailing list and putting it on the agenda of this week's meeting.

Regards,    Martin.

At 11:13 04/05/19 -0500, Paul Grosso wrote:
>Martin,
>
>At today's telcon, the XML Core WG had consensus with John's wording
>below, so this will become our proposed resolution to PE124.
>
>I was actioned to make you aware of this.  This proposed resolution
>will be in countdown until June 2 at which point we plan to make
>it our real decision.
>
>paul
>
>At 17:12 2004-05-12 -0400, jcowan@reutershealth.com wrote:
>
> >        The language specified by xml:lang applies to the element where
> >        it is specified (including the values of its attributes), and
> >        to all elements in its content unless overridden with another
> >        instance of xml:lang.
> >
> >        In particular, the empty value of xml:lang is used on an element
> >        B to override a specification of xml:lang on an ancestor element
> >        A, without actually specifying another language.  Within B,
> >        no language information is available, just as if xml:lang had
> >        not been specified on B or any of its ancestors.
> >
> >        Applications determine which of an element's attribute values
> >        and which parts of its character content, if any, are treated
> >        as language-dependent values described by xml:lang.
>
>
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