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Re: [i18n] Internationalization Best Practices: Specifying Language in XHTML & HTML Content

From: Asmus Freytag <asmusf@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2009 11:32:29 -0800
Message-ID: <49889BCD.30604@ix.netcom.com>
To: Jens Meiert <jens@meiert.com>
CC: www-international@w3.org

On 2/3/2009 10:32 AM, Jens Meiert wrote:
> Just one and a half quick notes regarding "Internationalization Best
> Practices: Specifying Language in XHTML & HTML Content" [1]:
>
> * There shouldn't be a space in 'xmlns=
> "http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"' (two occurrences).
> * The document uses "ie." instead of "i.e." and "eg." instead of
> "e.g.". I'm not a native speaker, but most references I can find
> prefer "i.e." [2] and "e.g." [3], something that seems to be more
> popular too.
>   
Replacing "i.e." by "that is" and "e.g." by "for example," would avoid 
this issue, altogether. That's what the Unicode Standard does, for 
example. As do many other publications.

A./
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/NOTE-i18n-html-tech-lang-20070412/
> [2] http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/i.e.
> [3] http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/e.g.
>
>   
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