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Re: meta content-language

From: Andrew Cunningham <andrewc@vicnet.net.au>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 17:19:00 +1000
Message-ID: <48B65164.3020703@vicnet.net.au>
To: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
CC: 'Felix Sasaki' <fsasaki@w3.org>, 'Ian Hickson' <ian@hixie.ch>, 'HTML WG' <public-html@w3.org>, www-international@w3.org

Richard Ishida wrote:
> Well, if there were a language attribute on the html element the meta
> information would only be used if there was a comment or anything else
> outside the <html>.  If there wasn't a language attribute on the <html>
> element, the meta information would be applicable down each branch of the
> document tree until a language attribute was encountered.

Assuming the language of the comments matches the language of the content.

Comments will most likely be in a language that the web developer uses. 
Which may or may not be the language of the content on the site, esp. on 
sites that have content in more than one language.


Andrew Cunningham
Vicnet Research and Development Coordinator
State Library of Victoria
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Melbourne VIC 3000

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Email: andrewc@vicnet.net.au
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