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Original vs. tranlsation content negotiation

From: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
Date: Fri, 01 Aug 2008 04:34:40 +0200
Message-ID: <48927640.2020703@malform.no>
To: www-international@w3.org

Hi - now in the HTML Working Group we discuss wither a translate="no" 
attribute is needed. The idea is to give a way to specify which parts of 
a document machine translation should translate or not - as some phrases 
etc should often remain in the native language.

I joined in, here:


Basically I suggested that one could register e.g. the the q as a 
singleton and then use e.g. -q-orginal to inform that a document makes 
up the original. Simply put, this could be done this way for the LINK 
element (and the HTTP link header):

<link lang=fr-q-original rel=alternate href=text.french.htm >

And for HTTP:

<meta http-equiv="Content-Language" content="fr-q-original" >

Ok - I am ready to be shot down. :-)
leif  halvard silli
Received on Friday, 1 August 2008 02:35:20 UTC

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