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Re: Primary Language in HTML, XHTML and XML

From: M.T. Carrasco Benitez <mtcarrascob@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2005 09:56:14 +0100 (BST)
Message-ID: <20050330085614.93767.qmail@web42006.mail.yahoo.com>
To: www-international@w3.org

>>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.

Right on the nail.

>Yes. But there is also some middle ground. My guess is that
>a good content management system or translation support tool
>can be configured to use the language information in the appropriate
>place, e.g. with something like
> LanugageSpecificFilename = GenericFilename_$lang$
>LanugageSpecificFilename = GenericFilename.$lang$
>or whatever the webmaster wants. If systems can't do that
>yet, I hope they will allow it in the future.

I am not inventing anything and the proposal is to formalize current practices.
>From the moment there is a recommendation vendors/users will follow it. 


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