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identifying changes in language

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999 12:25:45 -0500 (EST)
To: WAI UA group <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.20.9911241220000.1028-100000@tux.w3.org>
The CSS2 selector [lang] can be used in HTML to identify elements which have
a lang attribute. In XML languages which implement the xml:lang attribute the
equivalent selector is [xml:lang]

Note that it is also possible to select for particular languages - for
example (if I recall the syntax correctly) [lang ~ en] selects languages
which include the sequence "en" - primarily english, although there may be
other examples like x-invented-language that are also selected, and [lang =
en] will match anything with lang="en"

Charles McCN

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