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RE: ISSUE-88 / Re: what's the language of a document ?

From: CE Whitehead <cewcathar@hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 22:56:35 -0500
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To: <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: <www-international@w3.org>, <public-html@w3.org>, <ishida@w3.org>

Hi, Ian:

 

my reason for specifying multiple languages is that the content is split between the two and that to read it you need both languags to at least some degree; so for when search engines and such decide to pay attention to http it will be useful.

Thanks.

 

--C. E. Whitehead

cewcathar@hotmail.com
 
> Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 02:33:26 +0000
> From: ian@hixie.ch
> To: cewcathar@hotmail.com
> CC: www-international@w3.org; public-html@w3.org
> Subject: RE: ISSUE-88 / Re: what's the language of a document ?
> 
> On Wed, 10 Mar 2010, CE Whitehead wrote:
> > 
> > A use case we've discussed I believe is that of language learning 
> > materials, where discussion is in one language but the target language 
> > is quite another language. This is one of the many cases where multiple 
> > languages need to be specified (another would be a document say in Old 
> > French with discussion in modern French targeting speakers of modern 
> > French who can also read Old French)--I think we've mentioned a number 
> > of these here too in the past.
> 
> Why do the languages _need_ to be specified? What does it do?
> 
> 
> > So don't change the meta element inside the document at least (I have so 
> > many pages where I've listed several languages in that element).
> 
> What benefit have you derived from listing those languages?
> 
> To put it another way, what is the problem solved by specifying multiple 
> languages in the Content-Language <meta> pragma?
> 
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