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Re: Lang attribute missing on element HR

From: Ian Hickson <exxieh@bath.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 13:57:35 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <007a01bd7dcf$6a2edbc0$d220268a@hpxu>
To: www-html@w3.org, "Martin J. Duerst" <duerst@w3.org>
Martin said:
>Also, you might have come accross the problem that you cannot
>give different "lang" attributes to different attributes of the
>same element.

This is something I did think of, but actually I have never come across the
problem in the 'real world'. Theoretically, I suppose one could encounter it
when using the title attribute to include a translation, or when citing a
french source which included english text, as in:

<BODY lang=fr>
<Q CITE="Un livre fran&ccedil;ais avec en passage anglais" lang=en>Hello</Q>

However, IMHO this happens rarely enough to make the issue moot. You could
always do the above like this:

<BODY lang=fr>
<Q CITE="Un livre fran&ccedil;ais avec en passage anglais"><span

Ian Hickson
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