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Re: @lang and @xml:lang in XHTML+RDFa 1.1

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 02 Jan 2010 06:12:46 +0100
Message-ID: <4B3ED5CE.8090003@w3.org>
To: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
CC: public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org

On 01/02/2010 01:58 AM, Shane McCarron wrote:
> As most of you know, the XHTML 2 working group is in the process of
> adding @lang to XHTML 1.1 as part of its efforts to ensure that XHTML
> 1.1 is maximally useful by assistive technologies.  Since we claim that
> XHTML+RDFa is a superset of XHTML 1.1, I believe we need to add @lang
> here too.
> I am in the process of producing an XHTML+RDFa 1.1 editors draft, and I
> am pondering what the inclusion of @lang means for the processing
> rules.  To me, it makes perfect sense to say that @lang and @xml:lang
> both can define the language of an element, and that @xml:lang takes
> precedence.  This is what XHTML 1.1 says. Does anyone see a problem with
> this?

This sounds perfectly fine with me. It makes a small but irritating
difference between HTML5 and XHTML versions go away, too.



> -Shane


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