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

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 20:19:00 +0200
To: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Cc: www-international@w3.org, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20100330201900992437.921a0519@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Richard Ishida, Tue, 30 Mar 2010 17:21:23 +0100:
>> From: Leif Halvard Silli  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. [ snip ]

I in fact relayed the same info, on the 10th of march. [1]

> [ ... ]  So this case ought not to be
> used for as a basis for proposed behaviour in HTML5.

Straw man.  My change proposal would - and will - be the same 
regardless of whether XHTML 1.1 can be served as text/html and 
regardless of whether XHTML 1.1. permits lang="*" or not.

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Mar/0247
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