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Re: "Internationalized" class attributes

From: Gavin Nicol <gtn@ebt.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 1996 11:12:35 -0500
Message-Id: <199610281612.LAA07095@nathaniel.ebt>
To: mtbryan@sgml.u-net.com
CC: Davidb@accentsoft.com, rosenne@NetVision.net.il, www-international@w3.org
>David, I think you may be missing the point slightly. The problem is that if
>someone in China is writing a document in Chinese he wants to define the
>preamble as being a Chinese-style whatever-the-Chinese-for-preamble-is,
>rather than having to claim in English that it is CLASS=preamble.

Sure. This is one reason why (if you go way back in the archives), I was
pushing for HTML to use a syntax character set that matches that
document character set (ISO 10646).

To be honest, I don't think anything we say here matters anyway. Netscape,
Microsoft, and the W3C control HTML development, and they will make
the decision to expand the syntax character set or not.
Received on Monday, 28 October 1996 11:14:22 UTC

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