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Re: [XHTML2] CITELANG, TITLELANG attributes

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 21:26:28 +0000 (UTC)
To: "Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0407272122001.821@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Wed, 28 Jul 2004, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
>
> If the TITLE attributes were replaced by TITLE elements, for example,
> making each TITLE element specify, by definition, an informative title
> for its parent element, the problem would vanish in a puff of logic: the
> TITLE element could and should be allowed to have normal inline content,
> including elements with their own LANG (oops, sorry, xml:lang)
> attributes.

IMHO the resulting increase in complexity in implementations, error
handling, and DOM access, far outweighs the extremely rare and highly
theoretical benefit of being able to make different parts of the text as
being in different languages.

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