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[Bug 16978] New: i18n-ISSUE-118: explicitly undefined language

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Date: Mon, 07 May 2012 18:06:55 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=16978

           Summary: i18n-ISSUE-118: explicitly undefined language
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Severity: minor
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: addison@lab126.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


3.2.3.3 The lang and xml:lang attributes
http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/elements.html#the-lang-and-xml:lang-attributes

(lang). What does this mean:

--
If the resulting value is the empty string, then it must be interpreted as
meaning that the language of the node is explicitly unknown.
--

Does an explicitly unknown language have any different effect? It might be a
good idea to add text such as:

--
If the resulting value is the empty string, then it must be interpreted as
meaning that the language of the node is explicitly unknown and any language
specific processing that applied is implementation defined.
--

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