Re: ISSUE-88 / Re: what's the language of a document ?

On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 1:33 PM, Ian Hickson <> wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Mar 2010, CE Whitehead wrote:
>> A use case we've discussed I believe is that of language learning
>> materials, where discussion is in one language but the target language
>> is quite another language. This is one of the many cases where multiple
>> languages need to be specified (another would be a document say in Old
>> French with discussion in modern French targeting speakers of modern
>> French who can also read Old French)--I think we've mentioned a number
>> of these here too in the past.
> Why do the languages _need_ to be specified? What does it do?

My guess is that for those of us that speak several languages it
allows us to list them in preference order, hoping that whatever
language the page is available in will be selected based on this
preference order.


Received on Thursday, 11 March 2010 02:37:10 UTC