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RE: For review: Tagging text with no language

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 16 May 2007 16:13:42 +0100
To: "'Mark Davis'" <mark.davis@icu-project.org>
Cc: <www-international@w3.org>, "'LTRU Working Group'" <ltru@ietf.org>
Message-ID: <001b01c797cc$ca67eec0$6501a8c0@rishida>
Thanks, Mark.  
 
I made some very slight adjustments to the article, and hopefully it is ok to publish now.
 
I18n core folks, please speak out if you don't feel we should agree to publish this during our telecon next Tuesday.
 
RI
 
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From: mark.edward.davis@gmail.com [mailto:mark.edward.davis@gmail.com] On Behalf Of Mark Davis
Sent: 20 April 2007 21:00
To: Richard Ishida
Cc: www-international@w3.org; LTRU Working Group
Subject: Re: For review: Tagging text with no language


Richard, getting back to the topic of XML, it sounds like we have three cases, illustrated by the following example:

<p xml:lang="en">There are three cases:
  <span>foo</span>,
  <span xml:lang="">foo</span>,
  <span xml:lang="und">foo</span>
</p>

In the first foo construction, we are saying that it inherits the language "en". The second and third construction are equivalent: we are overriding the "en" setting, and saying that foo is undetermined with regard to language. The difference between them is that: 


*	the second construction can't be used in XHTML (or any other case where a DTD or schema requires a value). 

*	the third construction can always be used, but shouldn't be used if the second can be. 


Mark


On 4/11/07, Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org> wrote: 




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.



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Internationalization Lead
W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) 

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http://www.w3.org/International/
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Mark 
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