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RE: I18n comment: inheritance of :lang and |=

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2006 19:29:09 -0000
To: <www-style@w3.org>, <public-i18n-core@w3.org>
Message-ID: <018001c6282e$f0fbac70$6501a8c0@w3cishida>

> The i18n core working group is satisfied with your 
> resolution. Thank you.

This is incorrect.  The i18n WG did not declare it was satisfied on this point, but that I would propose some tweaks to the wording.

I think this explanation is still a little obscure for the average person, so I suggest adding an example.

How about this:

Original:
The difference between :lang(C) and the '|=' operator is that the '|=' operator only performs a comparison against a given attribute on the element, while the :lang(C) pseudo-class uses the UA's knowledge of the document's semantics to perform the comparison.

Proposal:
The difference between ... perform the comparison.  For example, in HTML :lang(ja) would apply styling to an element even if the language was only declared to be Japanese further up the document tree.  The '|=' operator would require the language attribute on the element itself.

RI


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Felix Sasaki [mailto:fsasaki@w3.org] 
> Sent: 01 February 2006 04:21
> To: Ian Hickson; ishida@w3.org
> Cc: www-style@w3.org; public-i18n-core@w3.org
> Subject: Re: I18n comment: inheritance of :lang and |=
> 
> Hi,
> 
> On Wed, 25 Jan 2006 04:43:37 +0900, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> 
> >
> > On Sat, 21 Jan 2006 ishida@w3.org wrote:
> >>
> >> Comment: "in the same way as if performed by the '|=' operator in 
> >> attribute selectors"
> >>
> >> I think it is important to clarify that the behaviour of 
> :lang and |= 
> >> is significantly *different* with regards to inherited 
> language values.
> >> This is not explained as far as I can see, but my understanding is 
> >> that it is intended.
> >
> > This is an official comment on behalf of the CSS working group.
> >
> > I have added the following paragraph to 6.6.3:
> >
> > The difference between :lang(C) and the '|=' operator is 
> that the '|='
> > operator only performs a comparison against a given 
> attribute on the 
> > element, while the :lang(C) pseudo-class uses the UA's knowledge of 
> > the document's semantics to perform the comparison.
> >
> > Please let us know if this does not satisfy your request. 
> (The working 
> > group will review this change and might change it further; 
> if we do, 
> > we will let you know so you can review the new text as well.)
> >
> 
> 
> The i18n core working group is satisfied with your 
> resolution. Thank you.
> Regards, Felix.
> 
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