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Re: Computer languages in langage tag

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2010 10:27:07 +0100
Message-ID: <4BC58A6B.6070706@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: Mariusz Gliwiński <alienballance@gmail.com>
CC: www-html@w3.org
Mariusz Gliwiński wrote:
> I'm astonished about absence of computer languages in HTML lang tag. As 
> I can see You are using RFC 5646 
> <http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5646.txt> language specification which 
> aims only for human languages. Unfortunately, I don't see a point of 

HTML is intended for human consumption.  Information for machine 
consumption should have an application/..... media type.

Of have I not understood the question?

> separating lang and code tags. The only difference between this two are 
> target user and tighter syntax in computer ones. My goal is to make 
> information in my CMS best structured and described for uses in semantic 
> web. Furthermore, I believe we can learn computers understand human 
> languages in the future. Firstly, could You lighten me up the reasons of 
> distinguishing them? Secondly, is there any way to treat both groups in 
> similar manner in standards friendly way?

David Woolley
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