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Re: [Ltru] Re: For review: Tagging text with no language

From: Mark Davis <mark.davis@icu-project.org>
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2007 12:44:19 -0700
Message-ID: <30b660a20704131244t5194a566m3b92e7026cb96b74@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Karen_Broome@spe.sony.com" <Karen_Broome@spe.sony.com>
Cc: "Frank Ellermann" <nobody@xyzzy.claranet.de>, www-international@w3.org, ltru@lists.ietf.org
HTML is not the only place that language tags are used....

On 4/13/07, Karen_Broome@spe.sony.com <Karen_Broome@spe.sony.com> wrote:
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> With respect to computer language snippets, isn't that what the <code> tag
> is for -- at least in XHTML?
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> Regards,
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> Karen Broome
> Metadata Systems Designer
> Sony Pictures Entertainment
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>  *Frank Ellermann <nobody@xyzzy.claranet.de>*
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> John Cowan wrote:
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> > BCP 47 explicitly excludes computer languages from its scope, as do
> > the ISO 639 family of standards.  So "zxx" is the only available tag.
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> Tagging source code snippets as "zxx" would be barbaric.  But it's a
> case where "" is clearly better than "und".  Actually I think "" is
> always better than "und" unless I intend to flag something for later
> review.  In the context of Richard's article and XML documents, for
> other purposes it might be different.  The use of "und" in XHTML 1.0
> is IMO only a temporary kludge until the DTD is fixed.
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> Doug argued that "" is a placeholder, I think it's not in XML, it has
> a clear effect of breaking any inherited xml:lang, resetting anything
> interested in language tags (CSS, spell checkers, Web crawlers, etc.)
> to their default "no language specified" behaviour.
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> It's IMO perfectly okay to have very different styles for "i-default",
> "und", "zxx", "art", "mul", etc.   With "" meaning "none of those".
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Mark
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