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Re: FW: Primary Language in HTML

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 11:53:02 +0900
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To: "Richard Ishida" <ishida@w3.org>, <www-i18n-comments@w3.org>

At 17:54 04/05/25 +0100, Richard Ishida wrote:
> >>-----Original Message-----
> >>From: M.T. Carrasco Benitez [mailto:cabe@dragoman.org]
> >>Sent: 13 May 2004 11:29
> >>To: ishida@w3.org
> >>Subject: Primary Language in HTML
> >>
> >>Richard,
> >>
> >>It might be of interest
> >>  http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-html-lan.html
> >>
> >>Marking the language as an attribute of the element "html"
> >>has at least the following  disadvantages:
> >>
> >>  - It is not possible the marking of bilingual documents, n-lingual
> >>documents.

Not in one single place, that is. But Addison said that it's better
to consider this as meta-data, and then probably something like
Doublin Core is better than Content-Language.


> >>  - The same information indicationg the language has to be repeated
> >>as in your example <html lang="fr-CA" xml:lang="fr-CA" >.

Well, yes, that's the problem of moving from html to x(ht)ml.


> >>  - Less probable to be process by the server for tranparent content
> >>negotiation.

I don't know of any server that looks inside documents to find
<meta> and uses that for content negotiation, sorry.

Regards,    Martin.



> >>Regards
> >>Tomas
> >>
> >
> >
> >
Received on Wednesday, 26 May 2004 00:24:17 GMT

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