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Re: Usefulness of language annotations

From: Jens O. Meiert <jens@meiert.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:29:22 +0530
Message-ID: <CAJ0g8QQRHHbg+09Bd4ZuJrGrGr_+gZV8UfrhA-ZxsnKxVi+a6w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, W3C WAI GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
> But, perhaps it's a matter of the ne plus
> ultra of one's weltanschauung?

You’re simply writing nonsense, on a thread that expects English. No @lang
would have saved you here, and you instead just proved how detection of
language affects everyone, and how we all survive without marking up
changes in language.

Anyone on the list, open any book and you will see how foreign language is
not marked up or explained either. It is not because “abled” users know
everything. It is not to exclude the “disabled.” It is simply because,
that's how we work with language. You understand or you don’t. Nobody is
suing our publishers for failing to mark every change in language, FOR IT
IS NOT A PROBLEM.

And so for marking up languages one can well say, just because you can
doesn’t mean you should (or must). Like marking up document language, it
must be considered optional, a bonus.

And with that I conclude.

PS.
Janina, your style of arguing is terrible. It really sucks. As if volume
made up for reason.

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Jens O. Meiert
http://meiert.com/en/
Received on Friday, 29 August 2014 08:59:50 UTC

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