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Re: Problem with LANG keyword

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 22:46:21 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200309242146.h8OLkL414183@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org

> 
> 
> > So, adding in the header:
> > <META http-equiv="Content-Language" CONTENT="he,ar,en-US">
> 
> This seems unlikely to be a valid use of this simulation of an HTTP
> header as it is unlikely that many documents will be authored in a way

Apologies, I confused Arabic with Aramaic because of my other example.

However, I would argue that most documents, for which this was a
valid HTTP header, would have paragraphs, or at least lines, of
solid Arabic text, so the inclusion of the lang attribute would not
be that difficult.  A Hebrew document that has Cairo in Arabic script
is a pure Hebrew document for HTTP header purposes.

The only case I can think of that would have small fragments would
be appropriate for SVG, not HTML (labelling a diagram).
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