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Re: CSS2.1 :lang

From: Alexander Savenkov <w3@hotbox.ru>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2003 18:34:31 +0400
Message-ID: <1175491553.20031018183431@hotbox.ru>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, "Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>

2003-10-17T18:16:48Z Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:

> On Fri, 17 Oct 2003, Alexander Savenkov wrote:
>> That's what the xml:lang="" is for. Markup your CSS examples with
>> <code xml:lang="">tr { vertical-align: top; }</code>
>> (because CSS is not a human language)

> CSS is in English. American English to be precise.

I wouldn't be so sure. CSS is designed to imitate English but it's not
English in any way. The grammar, the orthography, and the rest is

> HTML is in English too. (That's what the //EN bit in the DOCTYPE
> means.)

  Alexander "Croll" Savenkov                  http://www.thecroll.com/
  w3@hotbox.ru                                     http://croll.da.ru/
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