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[Bug 16979] New: i18n-ISSUE-119: provide example of language detection fallback

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Date: Mon, 07 May 2012 18:08:55 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=16979

           Summary: i18n-ISSUE-119: provide example of language detection
                    fallback
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          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

For this much discussed paragraph:

--
If none of the node's ancestors, including the root element, have either
attribute set, but there is a pragma-set default language set, then that is the
language of the node. If there is no pragma-set default language set, then
language information from a higher-level protocol (such as HTTP), if any, must
be used as the final fallback language instead. In the absence of any such
language information, and in cases where the higher-level protocol reports
multiple languages, the language of the node is unknown, and the corresponding
language tag is the empty string.
--

Wouldn't an example be useful? I can imagine implementers not following what
the heck we're talking about.

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