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[Bug 12417] HTML5 is missing attribute for specifying translatability of content

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--- Comment #3 from Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz> 2011-04-05 08:42:23 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #1)

> - Do you have pointers to the pages which are using it?

Actually now. What I have for now is a lot of XML content which uses
its:translate="no" and which has to be put on the web and translation widgets
will be used to get for translation into other languages. So I have started
looking for such facility in HTML5 and realized that there is no such one.

But I had chat with some folks from MS and according to them there is quite a
lot of pages already using translate="on". Maybe WG fellows who own these
search engines can run simple query to get some measures.

> - Would it have the same inheritance rules than "lang" attribute for example?

Yes. Actually full definition of inheritance and override rules can be found at

> Related to this, I haven't seen tools yet enforcing the lang attribute for
> automatic translation. Are there online? Aka a text having two languages with
> proper markup for lang let's say French and English. And you translate the page
> from French to English. only the French part would be translated (and avoid to
> translate English to English as it is happening sometimes.)

I don't know. I don't think that such pages are very common.

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