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Re: what's the language of a document ?

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 18:34:21 +0100
Message-ID: <4AE72F1D.5070902@xn--mlform-iua.no>
To: "Phillips, Addison" <addison@amazon.com>
CC: "Martin J. Dürst" <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>, "<public-html@w3.org>" <public-html@w3.org>, "www-international@w3.org" <www-international@w3.org>
Phillips, Addison On 09-10-27 16.18:

> One small additional reference:
> 
> http://www.w3.org/International/tutorials/language-decl/
> 
> I think this illustrates the current state of affairs pretty
> well and I don't think there is any reason to change it, except
> maybe to clarify it a bit. Personally I think that if <html>
> doesn't have either a lang or an xml:lang attribute, the
> default value should continue to be the empty tag.

I filed a bug about this (in fact very old) issue [1]. I recommend 
the interested parties to "sit" on that bug. In case no satisfying 
outcome, then it will be handled by the WG according to process.

I also recommend that the issue of what the default language for a 
document without any language tags applied, is filed as a bug. One 
doesn't need to be a member of the WG to file a bug.

http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8088
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leif halvard silli
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