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Re: Error in HTML4.01 specification; section 6.12

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 21:24:30 -0500
Message-ID: <387BE5DE.4B0E53D4@w3.org>
To: Ian Hickson <py8ieh@bath.ac.uk>
CC: www-html@w3.org, www-html-editor@w3.org
Ian Hickson wrote:
> 
> This is an item for the HTML 4.01 errata.

I agree. 

 - Ian
 
> In section 6.12 "Link types" [1], the description for "alternate" says:
> 
>    Alternate
>           Designates substitute versions for the document in which the
>           link occurs. When used together with the lang attribute, it
>           implies a translated version of the document. When used
>           together with the media attribute, it implies a version
>           designed for a different medium (or media).
> 
> The second sentence is in error. An "alternate" link implies a
> translated version of the document when used with the 'hreflang'
> attribute, not the 'lang' attribute. The 'lang' attribute refers
> merely to the language of the 'title' attribute of the LINK element
> and the 'title' attribute and content of the A element.
> 
> This is correctly indicated in the examples of section 13.3.3 [2].
> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/types.html#type-links
> [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/struct/links.html#h-12.3.3
> 
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