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RE: declaring language in html/xhtml

From: Jon Hanna <jon@hackcraft.net>
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 17:23:57 -0000
To: <www-international@w3.org>
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> I really thought I was asking a straightforward question. 
> Though there 
> doesn't seem to be any such thing in the i18n world.

If your question doesn't start a debate on something only slightly related
it wasn't a good question :)

> If I understand correctly, the short answer to my original question:
> > > > Does it make any practical difference to serve html with
> > > the html tag
> > > > marked-up as xhtml, like:
> > > > <html lang="ja-JP" xml:lang="ja_JP"
> > > > xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
> > > >
> > > > as opposed to simply
> > > > <html lang="ja-JP"> ?
> > >
> 
> is simply ''No, not really".

I mustn't have made myself clear. There are quite a few practical differenes
between the two, the issue about whether ja-JP is appropriate aside, as I
thought I'd pointed out.

Regards,
Jon Hanna
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