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

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 18:28:30 +0200
Message-ID: <4BB226AE.7070502@gmx.de>
To: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
CC: 'Leif Halvard Silli' <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, 'CE Whitehead' <cewcathar@hotmail.com>, ian@hixie.ch, www-international@w3.org, public-html@w3.org
On 30.03.2010 18:21, Richard Ishida wrote:
>> From: Leif Halvard Silli [mailto:xn--mlform-iua@målform.no]
>> Sent: 21 March 2010 16:28
>
>> There are some XHTML document types which forbids the @lang attribute.
>> When you serve these document types as 'text/html', then all language
>> info is lost, as xml:lang="<whatever>" is not respected in 'text/html'.
>> For such documents, using<meta>  content-language enables you to at
>> least define *one* language (for all elements) in a user agent
>> compatible way.
>
> Very soon this will no longer be the case.  Changes to the remaining XHTML
> specs to allow them to be served as text/html are at an advanced stage, and
> include the addition of the lang attribute - since that is necessary for
> language information to be recognized in HTML.  So this case ought not to be
> used for as a basis for proposed behaviour in HTML5.
> ...

Hm, that will be *very* controversial.

Who's making these changes, and why is the HTML WG not involved in this?

Best regards, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 30 March 2010 16:29:11 GMT

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