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Re: For review: 1 new and 3 updated articles about language declarations in HTML

From: Asmus Freytag <asmusf@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2011 17:56:54 -0700
Message-ID: <4E51A956.2000607@ix.netcom.com>
To: "T. Kuro Kurosaka" <kuro@bhlab.com>
CC: www-international@w3.org
On 8/21/2011 4:26 PM, T. Kuro Kurosaka wrote:
> > Why use the language attribute?
> > http://www.w3.org/International/tutorials/new-language-decl/qa-lang-why
>
>
> > The following example shows how you can apply different quotation 
> marks for quotations in German text.
> > These quotation marks will be used to surround the content of a q 
> element
> > with the attribute lang="de".
> >
> > :lang(en) > * { quotes: '"' '"' "'" "'"; }
> > :lang(en) > * { quotes: '„' '“' '‚' '‘'; }
> > q:before { content: open-quote; }
> > q:after { content: close-quote;    }
>
>
> Perhaps this sample illustrates how to change quotation marks
> depending on the language, and the the second line meant to
> be :lang(de) rather?

Looks like you spotted a typo.

> I didn't get what the last two lines mean but that's probably because
> I don't have enough knowledge about CSS that this article requires.
>

They should be instructions to add quotes before or after a "q" element. 
The source text would not contain the quotes as it would otherwise be 
more difficult to make them vary by language.

A./
Received on Monday, 22 August 2011 00:57:26 GMT

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