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Re: Language label

From: M.T. Carrasco Benitez <carrasco@innet.lu>
Date: Mon, 3 Mar 1997 09:23:10 +0100 (MET)
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
cc: Bernard Chester <BernardC@saros.com>, "'WInter'" <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.3.95.970303083850.13804D-100000@localhost>
On Fri, 28 Feb 1997, Larry Masinter wrote:

> In general, design things so the sender is conservative about
> what it sends and the recipient is liberal about what it accepts.
> 
> A server should send a content-language if it has one.
> 
> A recipient should accept both a content-language label and
> also a <HTML LANG=xx> attribute and also other embedded
> LANG attributes.
>
> This is pretty simple. The senders are simple because
> they do what they can and not the impossible. The recipients
> are a little more complex, but actually, not any more complex
> than they have to be now. Sometimes you just have to guess
> the language anyway.

Very well resumed and I agreed.

> No real robot or spider will be able to do useful work just assuming
> that every document they care about has a content-language.

Disagree.

 - Internet.-  As the web space get larger, some specialized spider would
be ready to disregards docs of a certain type, even if this represents
loosing some docs.

 - Intranets.-  Most docs would conforms to strict rules.

Tomas
Received on Monday, 3 March 1997 03:20:00 GMT

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