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[Bug 9422] Mozilla and <META http-equiv="content-language" content="<emptystring>" >

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Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2010 05:12:17 +0000
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Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|RESOLVED                    |REOPENED
         Resolution|WONTFIX                     |

--- Comment #6 from Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>  2010-04-14 05:16:12 ---
(In reply to comment #5)

Of course, I can always use HTML4 and XHTML1.  But ...

> Status: Rejected
> Change Description: no spec change
> Rationale: The reason is that all three of those lines are meaningless,

All 3 lines? I must make you aware that the empty string is not an error in
HTML5. At least not as I and Validator.nu reads the specification. 

>  useful
> only for a very dubious workaround of a bug with the lang="" processing in
> legacy UAs.

Just change your algorithm so that it only looks at the last META, and I can
cut it down to only 2 lines. Which means that there would only be one "dubious"

Please also note that being able to cancel the HTTP header is useful in any
user agent that is able to read the HTTP headers. (Currently also coves IE.)

To say that it is useless to make sure that authors are able to concel the
effect of HTTP, is like saying that it is useless if authors are able to cancel
the user agent default stylesheets. Clearly it is useful for authors to be able
to take control over as much as possible.

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