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XHTML 2.0 and hreflang and type

From: Ernest Cline <ernestcline@mindspring.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 17:50:50 -0500
Message-ID: <410-2200311312225050625@mindspring.com>
To: "Oskar Welzl" <oskar.welzl@pan.at>, "W3C HTML List" <www-html@w3.org>

The obvious question is:
 Is hreflang intended as a substitute for Content-Language
that doesn't require polling the server to determine the values
the server supports for that URI or as an override or
supplement to Accept-Language?

The only other attribute that exists that corresponds to
one of the Accept/Content pairs of HTTP is type, and
its description indicates that it corresponds to Accept,
not Content-Type.

Thus it would seem that  if hreflang is restored to XHTML2
that either it should correspond to Accept-Language or
type should be changed to correspond to Content-Type.

(Question: would hrefcharset or hrefencoding be of any use?
Received on Wednesday, 12 November 2003 17:53:03 UTC

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