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More language tags would solve a lot of annoyances

From: <ReedMon29@aol.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2003 17:45:02 EST
Message-ID: <c.1c19b51e.2ce6b4ee@aol.com>
To: www-html@w3.org
All web pages start with either the <html> or the <?xml> tags.
Even if you code in XHTML you still have to use the root tag <html>.

But, instead of having such a useless tag, why not have a different tag for 
the language the current part of the page is coded in?

Why not have a <vml> tag, a <javascript> tag, a <css> tag or even a <smil> 
tags? With that, you could switch from languages easily, hopefully without 
losing the carat (replace the <script> tag with </html><javascript> and it would 
work the exact same).

It shouldn't be to hard to do, and should remove the need of the "imports" 
tag for VML or SMIL.
Reed Martz
Received on Friday, 14 November 2003 17:47:13 UTC

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