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Re: XHTML-MOD: Erratum: LinkType "Alternate"

From: fantasai <fantasai@escape.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 20:33:13 -0400
Message-ID: <39F4D8C9.33237D41@escape.com>
To: www-html@w3.org
Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
<snip>
> So the above statement is wrong. The xml:lang attribute in this place does not
> say anything about the language of the referenced resource. Imagine:
<snip>
> So the quoted passage should read like
> 
> [...]
>  Alternate
> 
>  Designates substitute versions for the document in which
>  the link occurs. When used together with the hreflang 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 HTML 4.0 and HTML 4.01 specifications have the same problem.
They all need to be updated and the errata listed; the specs 
actually contradict themselves in this aspect:

HTML 4.0 - 
http://www.w3.org/TR/1998/REC-html40-19980424/struct/links.html#h-12.3.3
http://www.w3.org/TR/1998/REC-html40-19980424/types.html#type-links

HTML 4.01 -
http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/struct/links.html#h-12.3.3
http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/types.html#type-links
Received on Monday, 23 October 2000 20:33:02 GMT

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