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RE: Multi-Language Support

From: Francois Yergeau <FYergeau@alis.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 15:04:46 -0400
Message-ID: <8F23CC69DF9ED411BF6E00010267B0F8407EC1@voyager>
To: Yves Arrouye <yves@realnames.com>, www-international@w3.org
Yves Arrouye wrote an example:
> 	<item>
> 	  <catid>C-2353J</catid>
> 	  <description xml:lang="en-US">This great summer tire
> [...]</description>
> 	  <description xml:lang="en-GB">This great summer tyre
> [...]</description>
>         <description xml:lang="fr-FR">Cet excellent pneu d'été
> [...]</description>
> 	</item>

The last description would be better labelled as "fr", as it has nothing
specific to France and is just plain French.  Not being over-specific in
labelling is better for matching against user preferences, style sheets,
etc. and also allows better reuse of resources.

-- 
François
Received on Wednesday, 26 September 2001 15:14:27 GMT

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