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Re: CSS3 - Define Language

From: Claus Färber <list-w3c-style@faerber.muc.de>
Date: 16 Mar 2002 17:48:00 +0200
To: www-style@w3.org
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Bert Bos <bert@w3.org> schrieb/wrote:
> but I don't think 'language' is a style attribute. Would you expect
> something to change in the display of an element if you change the
> language?

Absolutely: Quoting styles, hypenation rules, ligatures, etc. are  
all language-sensitive.

Further, you might want to use a different style for phrases in  
another language, where the best markup might be <span lang="..."  
xml:lang="...">...</span>.

But that does not make the language a style attribute. It's a  
semantic attribute which style depends on.

Claus
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