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RE: French document

From: Karl Dubost <kd@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2000 17:36:37 +0200 (MET DST)
cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.21.0007271726590.11206-100000@www49.inria.fr>
On Thu, 27 Jul 2000, Bertilo Wennergren wrote:

> Use the ordinary '<!DOCTYPE...' with 'EN', and use 'xml:lang="fr" lang="fr"'
> in '<html>' or other tags as needed. The "EN" of the doctype declaration
> has nothing to do with the language of the document.

EN is the "PUBLIC TEXTE LANGUAGE". It means, it's the encoding language
of the referenced object. So, here it says that the DTD is written in
english as it is in most DTDs.

A clear explanation is avalaible at
http://www.zdnet.com/devhead/resources/tag_library/exclam/doctype.html


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