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Use of HTML 4.0 LANG attribute

From: Jason White <jasonw@ariel.ucs.unimelb.EDU.AU>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 1998 10:40:31 +1100 (AEDT)
To: HTML Guidelines Working Group <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.95.980211103421.15577A-100000@ariel.ucs.unimelb.EDU.AU>
The guidelines should advise authors to include the HTML 4.0 LANG
attribute wherever the text departs from the principal language of the
document. This suggestion has already been discussed within the GL group
and was included in the central reference document, but appears to have
been omitted from the page author guidelines. To give a brief example:

<p>In <em lang="fr">Cours de Linguistique G&eacute;n&eacute;rale</em>,
Saussure sets forth his influential theory of the sign.

Note that the title of the book is in French.
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