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Re: Comments on Authoring Techs for XHTML & HTML I18N

From: Tex Texin <tex@xencraft.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 23:06:10 -0700
Message-ID: <4330F852.935F5111@xencraft.com>
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
CC: Martin Duerst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>, Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>, www-international@w3.org

However, that is not accurate.
When the language is undefined, it implies that it still is a language, but
there isn't a tag for it.
(Unknown, would imply it is a language, but we don't know which one.)
However, as Joe Clark's mail indicated, there isn't a way to say that you
know the text specifically is not a language.

So, type samples, program code, part numbers, could all benefit from a code
indicating they are not confroming to a language.

Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> * Martin Duerst wrote:
> > >Technique 1 or 8: What would you recommend for content that has no
> >natural language, e.g. type samples that include Latin, Greek and Cyrillic
> >characters? (Joe Clark brought this issue to the attention of the WCAG WG:
> >http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-gl/2005AprJun/0144.html.)
> >
> >Use lang='' / xml:lang='', i.e. the empty string.
> Note that this is not allowed in HTML or XHTML. Using "und" is allowed.
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