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Re: [whatwg] HTML: A DOM attribute that returns the language of a node

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2013 18:25:56 +0000 (UTC)
To: Takayoshi Kochi (河内 隆仁) <kochi@google.com>
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.2.00.1307161824330.31051@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
Cc: Peter Occil <poccil14@gmail.com>, WHATWG <whatwg@whatwg.org>, Matt Falkenhagen <falken@google.com>
On Tue, 16 Jul 2013, Takayoshi Kochi (河内 隆仁) wrote:
>
> IIUC WebKit uses internally node's language to determine which font to use
> to render text,
> e.g for Han unification (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han_unification)
> WebKit has to choose
> a proper glyph depending on its lang attribute for the same Unicode
> codepoint.

Sure, but internal UA uses aren't use cases for the Web.

The use cases Peter gave over the weekend are valid, though.

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