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Re: "Internationalized" class attributes

From: David Baron <Davidb@accentsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 1996 09:40:05 +0200
To: Jonathan Rosenne <rosenne@NetVision.net.il>
CC: www-international@w3.org
Message-ID: <80DBF12E6F@pmail.accentsoft.com>
> David, the Hebrew reader would very likely have two separate preamble
> styles, one for Hebrew and one for English. He would use the English
> standard name for the English style, and the Hebrew convebntional name
> for the Hebrew style.
> 
> A Chinese reader may use a single style, in which case he could use the
> English name, but he may prefer to have different styles.
> 
No problem, and this says NOTHING about the class name. If 
the class enabled-browser will allow the reader to link 
with the stylesheet of his choice, or even in a language- 
sensitive manner (!!), one name serves all:

<DIV CLASS="preamble" LANG="iw"> .... </DIV>
Could invoke the Hebrew stylesheet's style for preamble (Or 
the stylsheet itself could have multiple definitions by 
language).

What LANG actually does in many situations is still
undefined! (Of course, Miscrosoft's browser being the only
widely distributed one with stylesheets and since they
have daintily eliminated all language/codepage oriented
stuff from their agenda, it seems, this work needs be done
outside of Gate's domain)
Received on Tuesday, 29 October 1996 02:40:08 GMT

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