[Bug 13394] New: i18n-ISSUE-74: Remove Content-Language meta from polyglot


           Summary: i18n-ISSUE-74: Remove Content-Language meta from
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML/XHTML Compatibility Authoring Guide (ed: Eliot
        AssignedTo: eliotgra@microsoft.com
        ReportedBy: public-i18n-core@w3.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org, eliotgra@microsoft.com

7.2 Language Attributes

"For the mechanism to actually set a fallback language, however, it has to
locate either an http-equiv="Content-Language" declaration on the meta element
or an HTTP Content-Language: header, either of whose content value is no more
and no less than exactly one language tag. Note that although the mechanism can
locate either the meta element or the header, the meta element is considered

Content-Language meta is now non-conforming in HTML5. We think this has two
implications for the polyglot spec:

1. the spec should clearly state that "Polyglot markup does not use the meta
element with an http-equiv attribute in the Content Language state."

2. since the polyglot spec already requires the lang+xml:lang attributes if an
http header or meta uses Content-Language with a single language value (to
override the value), the whole of the paragraph containing the text quoted
above is (interesting but) irrelevant. We think the paragraph should be

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Received on Wednesday, 27 July 2011 17:56:35 UTC