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Re: Computer languages in langage tag

From: Mariusz Gliwiński <alienballance@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2010 11:39:11 +0200
Message-ID: <4BC58D3F.8000209@gmail.com>
To: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
CC: www-html@w3.org
On 2010-04-14 11:27, David Woolley wrote:
> 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?
Seems like we don't understand each other (in both directions). The 
basic question is why do we have separate <code> and <lang> elements? 
Hope it'll let You proceed reading my previous e-mail.
Received on Wednesday, 14 April 2010 09:44:20 UTC

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