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Re: For review: Tagging text with no language

From: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 15:52:06 -0400
To: CE Whitehead <cewcathar@hotmail.com>
Cc: cowan@ccil.org, www-international@w3.org
Message-ID: <20070411195206.GF29567@mercury.ccil.org>

CE Whitehead scripsit:

> So then why is it better to use "" where you could use "und"?

My take on it is that "und" means "some language, I don't know which"
whereas "" means "some content, I don't know if it's linguistic or
not".

> You cannot leave out the declaration in such a case, because of course, 
> the language is declared for the document as a whole and/or for higher 
> elements in the document hierarchy,

Quite so.

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