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RE: DC.language Re: January 14 Minutes

From: <DPawson@rnib.org.uk>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 08:25:15 -0000
Message-ID: <9B66BBD37D5DD411B8CE00508B69700FE7AB11@pborolocal.rnib.org.uk>
To: pjenkins@us.ibm.com, Liddy.Nevile@motile.net
Cc: w3c-wai-au@w3.org
Phill wrote:
> I'm still trying to get DC to fix a problem with the language 
> meta tag.
> <HTML lang="en-US"> is very redundant with the <meta 
> scheme="rfc1766" name
> ="DC.Language" content="en-us"/>

This from the niso (DAISY talking book standard), a response to the

It is unclear what the rationale is for which elements have a lang
attribute, which have an xml:lang attribute, and which have neither. 
(AQ: XML experts advised us that usage patterns for "xml:lang" and "lang"
were still in flux but that "lang"would generally be most suitable for our
application.  We used "xml-lang" in the DTBSMIL DTD since the SMIL
specification on which our DTD was based used it.  As to which elements were
assigned one of these attributes, that choice was made during the design of
each DTD, based on input from our European and Asian contributors, who kept
an eye on internationalization issues.)

lang, xml:lang, how should they relate?

Regards DaveP


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