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Re: Primary Language in HTML, XHTML and XML

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2005 21:08:28 +0200
Message-ID: <734779089.20050329210828@w3.org>
To: "Jon Hanna" <jon@hackcraft.net>
Cc: www-international@w3.org

On Sunday, March 27, 2005, 3:12:30 AM, Jon wrote:

>> "The filename should be considered acceptable to specify
>> the primary language."

JH> On a server, great, however it's not a W3C matter how servers operate,
JH> though they can of course give advice.
JH> On the web there are no filenames, so this is irrelevant.

And thus, an authoring tool - or more precisely, a translation tool -
has no way to know how to save out a set of linguistic versions of a
resource. Each individual user has to make up their own system.

If there was a standardised system, people and authoring tools could
choose to use it, or not.

 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead
Received on Tuesday, 29 March 2005 19:08:29 UTC

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