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Problem with LANG keyword

From: Reuven Nisser <rnisser@ofek-liyladenu.org.il>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 12:37:02 +0200
To: <www-html-editor@w3.org>
Message-ID: <EOEHIKCGOKGNIEEKJHEKKEFODCAA.rnisser@ofek-liyladenu.org.il>

There are several languages like Hebrew and Arabic where the character set
is not part of the Ansi 7 bit standard so mixing Hebrew & English for
example is possible with no mix-up.

This is especially true when using Unicode. There one can mix Hebrew, Arabic
and English in the same text without any conflict.

So, I would expect both to be possible:
	<META http-equiv="Content-Language" CONTENT="he,en-US">

	<HTML LANG="he,en-US">

However, according to http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-html-lan the first is
possible. But according to
http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/struct/dirlang.html the second is not.

Please advice,
Reuven Nisser
Ofek Liyladenu
Received on Tuesday, 23 September 2003 05:50:55 UTC

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