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Re: ISSUE-88: content-language-multiple - Straw Poll for Objections

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2010 02:18:58 +0200
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20100624021858311383.96db1f08@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Sam Ruby, Wed, 23 Jun 2010 11:52:23 -0400:
> The poll is available here, and will run starting at midnight EDT, 
> and run through Wednesday, May 19th.
> http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/40318/issue-88-objection-poll/
> Please read the introductory text before entering your response.
> In particular, keep in mind that you don't *have* to reply. You only
> need to do so if you feel your objection to one of the options is
> truly strong, and has not been adequately addressed by a clearly 
> marked objection contained within a Change Proposal or by someone 
> else's objection. The Chairs will be looking at strength of 
> objections, and will not be counting votes.

Great! As a response, I final-touched my "Let multiple language tags 
continue to be legal" proposal with some small details. [1] What I 

* more on Risks plus an actual Negative effects section;
* some precisions;
* more direct critic of the zero-edit-proposal and the 
  totally-forbid-proposal - they are very similar - a quote:
  ]] [they offer] no carrot for doing the right thing.
    * while the fallback language effect stops as soon as the 
      author adds lang on the root element, the spec requires
      conformance checker to continue whining until the 
      http-equiv="Content-Language" meta element has been 
* mentioned an important Positive effect:  
  ]] More positive: authors can get rid of the warning by adding 
     something — <html lang="*"> — this is better than a focus on
     removal of the (over all) harmless Content-Language meta
     element. [[

Happy midsummer! (Sorry to discriminate the Southern Hemisphere…)

[1] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposals/ContentLanguages
leif halvard silli
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