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Re: For review: Tagging text with no language

From: Mark Davis <mark.davis@icu-project.org>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 12:30:39 -0700
Message-ID: <30b660a20704111230t305d98dfncb72ac830e182732@mail.gmail.com>
To: "John Cowan" <cowan@ccil.org>
Cc: "Richard Ishida" <ishida@w3.org>, www-international@w3.org
We do not interpret "und" as meaning that anything is known about the
contents, it is simply undetermined or unknown. Where do you get the
interpretation that "und" must be linguistic?

Mark

On 4/11/07, John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org> wrote:
>
>
> Richard Ishida scripsit:
>
> > http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-no-language
> >
> > Comments are being sought on this FAQ-based article prior to final
> > release. Please send any comments to www-international@w3.org. We
> > expect to publish a final version in one to two weeks.
>
> The claim that "und" and "" mean the same thing is wrong, and I apologize
> for spreading misinformation on this point.  "" is the same as no language
> declaration at all, so it is ambiguous between "zxx" (non-linguistic)
> and "und" (linguistic).  The only time it makes sense to use it is when
> you have a language declaration for a document or section thereof and wish
> to turn it off for some subsection.
>
> --
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>
>


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Mark
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