Re: What are the problems with IDML?

Jonathan Rosenne (100320.1303@CompuServe.COM)
20 Aug 96 20:35:50 EDT


Date: 20 Aug 96 20:35:50 EDT
From: Jonathan Rosenne <100320.1303@CompuServe.COM>
To: WWW HTML List <www-html@w3.org>
Subject: Re: What are the problems with IDML?
Message-ID: <960821003549_100320.1303_JHF43-1@CompuServe.COM>

Stephanos Piperoglou wrote:
>> DD>         1) What langauge is this document written in?
>>  
>>  The old HTML 3 proposal allowed one to specify <BODY LANG="en.us">
>> for U.S. English.  If I wanted to stick to META, I'd use 
>> <META NAME="Language" CONTENT="en.us"> or something like that.
>
>How about 
><META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-type" CONTENT="text/html ; charset=iso-8859-7">

charset specifies a coding, not a language. It is quite easy to write English or Italian in 8859-7 (beacuse the first half is just ASCII).

But the HTML i18n spec privides for a language attribute for the page and each element of it (if needed). This is not meta information.

Jonathan