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Re: xhtml and lang=en identifier

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 10:09:53 -0000
To: www-validator@w3.org
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"Nick Kew" <nick@webthing.com> wrote in message
news:Pine.LNX.4.21.0211110054090.1485-100000@jarl.webthing.com...
>
> On Fri, 8 Nov 2002, Bryan Archer wrote:
>
> > I tried putting  <html lang="en"
xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
> > But that failed.
>
> Two answers:
>   (1) xml:lang
>   (2) The lang or xml:lang attribute isn't the only way to
> identify your natural language usage.
>
> Oh, and a better answer
>   (3) WTF did the WG think they were doing breaking the above?

because xml:lang works across different markup languages, and since XHTML
1.1 is a new doctype, there's no legacy other than what developers
experience, and since lang was poorly used, and it's not a huge
difference - there's no problem with it - the problem is with people
serving up XHTML 1.1 as text/html.

Jim.
Received on Monday, 11 November 2002 05:11:40 GMT

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