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

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 04:39:06 +0000 (UTC)
To: CE Whitehead <cewcathar@hotmail.com>
Cc: www-international@w3.org, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1003110437480.21367@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 10 Mar 2010, CE Whitehead wrote:
> my reason for specifying multiple languages is that the content is split 
> between the two and that to read it you need both languags to at least 
> some degree; so for when search engines and such decide to pay attention 
> to http it will be useful.

It seems to me that for that use case, the lang="" attribute and language 
recognition heuristics be a better indication than the Content-Language 
pragma. I don't think that argues for the pragma at all.

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