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Re: Language label

From: M.T. Carrasco Benitez <carrasco@innet.lu>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 1997 01:40:26 +0100 (MET)
To: Gary Adams - Sun Microsystems Labs BOS <gra@zeppo.East.Sun.COM>
cc: www-international@w3.org, misha.wolf@reuters.com
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.3.95.970228011219.266D-100000@localhost>
> The best argument for 
>     <HTML LANG=xx>
> is that the document is self describing and can be transported via http, ftp, 
> mail, gopher, webnfs, imap, etc. and still have proper identification in the 
> web client application (could be a browser, could be indexing engine, could
> be a translation service, etc.)

I second this.  More, or read directly.
> The best argument for 
>     <META HTTP-EQUIV...>
> is that document authors can add information to the http headers without 
> special actions taken by a site administrator.

Even the language is in <HTML LANG=xx>, the server must pick-up the
language and transmit it with the header.

Received on Thursday, 27 February 1997 19:38:59 UTC

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