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Re: How to language tag language tags?

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2012 13:20:27 +0100
To: Kent Karlsson <kent.karlsson14@telia.com>
Cc: Gunnar Bittersmann <gunnar@bittersmann.de>, www-international@w3.org
Message-ID: <20120106132027824272.c721e5b6@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Kent Karlsson, Fri, 06 Jan 2012 12:49:49 +0100:
> 
> Den 2012-01-06 12:32, skrev "Leif Halvard Silli":
>> Most computer languages are in English ...
> 
> No, they are not. Most programming languages have snippets (keywords,
> standard function names, whatnot) inspired by English. That is *very
> very far* from thinking that the programs would be in English.

And what would it mean to say that a programming language was in a 
particular language? Perhaps it would mean that the 'computer' to 
process the language, would actually be a human being?

I will hereby offer you a snippet in the form of hyper-link expressed 
in the computer language HTTP - not? - with rich snippets inside, 
inspired by a non-computer language:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-English-based_programming_languages

>> The best they could do for a plain text document,
> ... containing a computer program source code...
> 
>> would be to send a Content-Language: en; HTTP  header ...
> 
> That would be inappropriate.

HTML is also a computer program source code. My plan was anyhow to make 
a HTML version, to be read by those who read HTML.
-- 
Leif Halvard Silli
Received on Friday, 6 January 2012 12:21:03 GMT

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