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Re: More language tags would solve a lot of annoyances

From: <AaronEldreth@cs.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2003 20:06:57 EST
Message-ID: <7d.41549433.2ce6d631@cs.com>
To: www-html@w3.org
ReedMon29@aol.com wrote:
> 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?

Who says it useless?
 I use it all the time.

> 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. 

The <?import> tag was one made by Microsoft, for IE. No other browser that I 
know of supports it. Not only that, but if you run it through a parser, it 
causes an error. Use the xmlns:smil="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:time" or 
xmlns:v="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml".

Aaron Eldreth
Received on Friday, 14 November 2003 20:09:47 UTC

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