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Re: DOCTYPE international languages ID

From: Tex Texin <tex@i18nguy.com>
Date: Tue, 05 Oct 2004 02:29:40 -0700
Message-ID: <41626984.C0FF1B97@i18nguy.com>
To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
CC: tsucre@chooseby.com, duerst@w3.org, www-international@w3.org

Chris is right.
The HTML spec says specifically it is always English:

http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/struct/global.html#idx-document_type_declaration-3

"The last two letters of the declaration indicate the language of the DTD. For
HTML, this is always English ("EN")."


Chris Lilley wrote:
> 
> On Tuesday, October 5, 2004, 7:29:12 AM, by wrote:
> 
> bwoMDdwo> Dear Sirs,
> 
> bwoMDdwo> I need to paste
> bwoMDdwo> <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01
> Transitional//IT">
> bwoMDdwo> for specifying the Italian language of our site.
> 
> That does not specify that your site is in Italian. It specifies that
> the DTD is written in Italian (which it is not).
> 
> Instead, what you want is
> 
> <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
> <html lang="it">
> 
> --
>  Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
>  Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
>  Member, W3C Technical Architecture Group

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