RE: i18n comments on Polyglot Markup [issue #4]

> -----Original Message-----
> From: [mailto:public-i18n-core-
>] On Behalf Of Richard Ishida
> Sent: 07 October 2010 20:40
> I guess I don't
> yet understand why it's so hard for an HTML parser to recognise an XML
> declaration for what it is and treat it appropriately, rather than assume that it
> is a processing instruction. I know that an HTML parser has nothing to do
> with XML declarations, and so in terms of language purity it doesn't belong,
> but the HTML5 spec currently recognises xml:lang and xmlns attributes and
> handles them, why can't we write the spec to do a similar thing with the XML
> declaration?)

Ok, I found a thread where this was discussed in detail around the end of July, but that I hadn't read before, and I think I now understand better the reasoning.


Richard Ishida
Internationalization Lead
W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)

Received on Friday, 8 October 2010 19:28:27 UTC