LANG attribute

Tim Bagot (
Sat, 25 Oct 1997 15:23:19 +0100 (BST)

Date: Sat, 25 Oct 1997 15:23:19 +0100 (BST)
From: Tim Bagot <>
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Subject: LANG attribute

Looking at the HTML 4.0 draft specification, I noticed that while it is
possible to specify another language for part of a document, there does
not seem to be a way to specify a character set encoding at the same time. 
This means that if the language in question is incompatible with the
document's encoding then (presumably) character entity references must be
employed instead. An additional attribute, or perhaps an extension to the
existing one, would make life a bit easier.

Tim Bagot