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Re: RES: [xml-dev] XML Core WG needs input on xml:lang=""

From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Aug 2002 10:53:42 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <200208021506.LAA07205@mail2.reutershealth.com>
To: Eric.Paschoalick@gradiente.com (Eric Paschoalick Chaves)
Cc: jcowan@reutershealth.com (John Cowan), xml-dev@lists.xml.org, xml-editor@w3.org

Eric Paschoalick Chaves scripsit:

> 	Now, if by any reason I feel the needing to indicate that my message was wrote in this or that particular language, what is the point with an empty (blank) value? If so, then I don't need to use the lang attribute at all. An empty value, IMHO, should raise an error to alert the sender that he is missing something.

But if the xml:lang attribute has already been used on an enclosing element,
it is by default applicable to inner elements as well.  A method is needed
to indicate that the inner element has no language information.

John Cowan          http://www.ccil.org/~cowan        jcowan@reutershealth.com
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they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful. --The Hobbit
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