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RE: Problem with LANG keyword

From: Reuven Nisser <rnisser@ofek-liyladenu.org.il>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 01:30:04 +0300
To: "BIGELOW,JIM (HP-Boise,ex1)" <jim.bigelow@hp.com>, <www-html@w3.org>
Cc: "'shaula haitner'" <shaula@shaula.co.il>, "'Yuval Rabinovich'" <yuval@faz.co.il>, "'Gertel Hasson'" <gilagh@netvision.net.il>
Message-ID: <EOEHIKCGOKGNIEEKJHEKIEJKDGAA.rnisser@ofek-liyladenu.org.il>

I'm sorry but I can not accept your answer. We in Israel are using Hebrew
Windows with default interpretation of 8 bit characters to Hebrew. This
means that opening an HTML file using Notepad for editing is possible and
the file is readable in Hebrew. This makes reading and editing easy.

When we use 8 bit characters for Hebrew, we add the following META line to
"tell" the browser that we are using Hebrew character set:
	<META http-equiv="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=windows-1255">

When we save the file as UTF-8, we add the following META line:
	<META http-equiv="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=utf-8">

You can not expect Israeli web programmers to use your method. I am sure
that web programmers in other languages does not use your method also.
Nobody will use it for his local, native language.

However, this is not what I wanted to speak about. Please check the
remaining of the previous email and tell me your opinion regarding the usage
of several languages simultaneously.

Reuven Nisser
Ofek Liyladenu

-----Original Message-----
From: www-html-request@w3.org [mailto:www-html-request@w3.org]On Behalf
Of BIGELOW,JIM (HP-Boise,ex1)
Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2003 1:07 AM
To: www-html@w3.org
Cc: 'shaula haitner'; 'Yuval Rabinovich'; 'Gertel Hasson'
Subject: RE: Problem with LANG keyword

Reuven Nisser wrote:
> It does not matter if I use Unicode or use encoding your way.

In my opinion it does matter because the way I suggested uses valid syntax
and adheres to current standards while the way you have suggested does not
and would require changes to give results that are still ambiguous.

Best regards,

Jim Bigelow
Received on Tuesday, 23 September 2003 18:30:11 UTC

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