[Bug 12417] HTML5 is missing attribute for specifying translatability of content


--- Comment #74 from Felix Sasaki <felix.sasaki@dfki.de> 2012-01-26 20:16:33 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #73)
> Felix: what is the use case?

The use case is to cover existing web content, which doesn't follow the good
practice you and Martin have mentioned with regards to attributes.

But I won't push for that here - we have an upcoming working group that will
also define best practices how to deal with that kind of existing HTML content,
and it's OK that this is not covered in the HTML5 spec itself.

So for the record, I agree with your proposal at


> Generally speaking, it's possible to have elements and attributes have
> different languages; you just use multiple elements. e.g.:
>    <p lang="en">Hello
>     <span lang=fr title="Ceci est le mot anglais pour 'chat'.">
>      <span lang=en>Cat</span>
>     </span>.
>    </p>
> Without a compelling reason to have to put everything on one element, I think
> we're far better off without the added complexity.

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Received on Thursday, 26 January 2012 20:16:42 UTC