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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 15:52:43 -0700
Message-ID: <30b660a20704111552n7f8eca5cp1640a95c77e8e0ad@mail.gmail.com>
To: "John Cowan" <cowan@ccil.org>
Cc: "CE Whitehead" <cewcathar@hotmail.com>, www-international@w3.org, "LTRU Working Group" <ltru@ietf.org>
I agree that "" should be treated as a sensible value, with the same meaning
as "und"; that is, an undetermined / unspecified value.

Mark

On 4/11/07, John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org> wrote:
>
> Mark Davis scripsit:
>
> > Your conclusion from 639-2 I find extremely odd, since "zxx" is ALSO
> > in a column that says "English name of language", so by your logic,
> > "zxx" is also a language, just one with no linguistic content.
>
> Bah.  I'll go no further with this.  My basic point remains:
> whatever "und" means, "" can't mean "language is unknown", since it's
> equally suitable for non-linguistic content.  XSLT documents don't
> have xml:lang attributes, but if they did, "" would be a sensible value.
>
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Mark
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