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RE: Regarding update of language declaration tests (I81NWG)

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2010 13:04:09 +0200
To: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Cc: www-international@w3.org
Message-ID: <20100420130409356234.6ea7254e@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Richard Ishida, Mon, 19 Apr 2010 22:29:59 +0100:
>> From: Leif Halvard Silli  16 April 2010 04:30
 ...
>> (1) "Declarations in the Content-Language meta element were recognized
>> by all browsers tested except Opera."
>> 
>> Actually, Opera seems to support it. But in a buggy way. I have seen
>> that it support it for <div> elements, but not for <p> elements. (And
>> it probably has other bugs as well.) One can see this by trying the
>> tests that Ian Hickson recently published.
>> http://www.hixie.ch/tests/adhoc/html/meta/content-language/
> 
> Afaict that is an incorrect conclusion you are drawing from Hixie's test.
> The div appears green because of  div { color: green; }, not because of a
> change that is introduced by the language setting.

You are right. I'm sorry.

>> (3) Suggestion for the next update:  This test update incorporated some
>> HTML5 and XHTML5 tests. But how about adding a test section for the
>> only new thing with regard to language declaration functionality in
>> HTML5 - namely the empty lang=""? HTML5 aligns the semantics of empty
>> lang="" with  the semantics of empty xml:lang="". But the support for
>> this is sloppy both XML/XHTML and in HTML. But browsers are buggy when
>> it comes to the semantics of the empty lang=""/xml:lang="". Both when
>> it comes to HTML5 and also when it comes to XHTML/XML. Thus this should
>> be a really good thing to add tests for.
> 
> Done.

Super! I will check it out.
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leif halvard silli
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