Re: lang and xml:lang Re: 3.4. Global attributes

On Tue, 31 Jul 2007 11:11:26 +0200, Jirka Kosek <> wrote:
> Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> Actually, I'm not sure XML handles cases like (what's the language of A
>> and what's the language of B?):
>>   <div lang="foo">
> From XML point of view there is no language specified.

Which would not be backwards compatible...

> [...]
> May be evil idea, but since during DOM construction all elements are put
> into XHTML namespace what about moving lang -> xml:lang (if there is no
> xml:lang already) for HTML serialization and forbidding lang in XML
> serialization?

Yeah, this was suggested on also. From my recollection  
implementors were not willing to do it as its not backwards compatible and  
could break stuff.

Anne van Kesteren

Received on Tuesday, 31 July 2007 09:16:12 UTC