Re: meta content-language

At 08:46 08/08/22, Robert J Burns wrote:

>On Aug 22, 2008, at 2:20 AM, Andrew Cunningham wrote:
>> On Fri, August 22, 2008 5:55 am, Henri Sivonen wrote:
>>>> In any case, all of the http-equiv attributes are defined by HTTP.
>>>> That is its definition in HTML.
>>> It's not the definition in HTML5 as drafted.
>> exactly, but I believe Roy's point is that Content-Language isn't  
>> part of
>> HTML, rather its part of the HTTP standard and defined there, and that
>> HTML5 should not be defining its own version.
>True, but the other contention (not mine) is that the http-equiv  
>pragmas are to be decoupled in HTML5 from their http definitions  
>(leaving just their names as a historical artifact). The biggest  
>problem I see with that is that we've seen no use cases or problem  
>statements to justify such a (potentially very confusing) decoupling.

And that (as Roy has cited) that there are existing (server)
implementations that depend on the coupling between HTTP headers
and "meta http-equiv" data.

So: No reason to change, all reasons for keeping it as is.

Regards,    Martin. 

#-#-#  Martin J. Du"rst, Assoc. Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University

Received on Friday, 22 August 2008 08:00:18 UTC