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Primary Language

From: M.T. Carrasco Benitez <mtcarrascob@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2004 16:05:33 +0000 (GMT)
Message-ID: <20041103160533.72078.qmail@web42001.mail.yahoo.com>
To: www-i18n-comments@w3.org

Primary language(s) could (i.e., optional) be specifed in the three
following nodes:

  protocol (including the procotol "file"; i.e., the filename)
   <meta http-equiv ... /> (several languages possible)
     <html lang= ... >

The root node is the "protocol", followed by "meta http-equiv",
followed by "html". The language(s) specified in the highest node is
the primary language(s). Normal overriding by lower nodes apply.

In the text stream, overriding could continue in lower nodes (e.g.,
"body", "p").

This fits with XML:

"Language information may also be provided by external transport
protocols (e.g. HTTP or MIME). When available, this information may be
used by XML applications, but the more local information provided by
xml:lang should be considered to override it."


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