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Re: Usefulness of language annotations

From: Christophe Strobbe <strobbe@hdm-stuttgart.de>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:28:25 +0200
Message-ID: <53ECD599.1040608@hdm-stuttgart.de>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

On 14/08/2014 17:08, Jens O. Meiert wrote:
> (...)
>> What's the concern you have with existing lanb markup? Why this sudden
>> interest? What are you seeking to achieve?
> My concern is that language determination should not be a
> developer/author problem, but a tool one. That it’s too costly (in
> comparison, and cumulatively) to require this of developers. And also
> unrealistic (high number and influx of HTML novices).
> (...)

For which reason(s) does this apply to @lang and not to text
alternatives, forms, tables, correct choice of heading levels, etc, etc?
Why single out @lang?

Best regards,


Christophe Strobbe
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Adaptive User Interfaces Research Group
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