Re: I18n comment: hreflang in short forms


On Wed, 25 Jan 2006 02:31:45 +0900, Ian Hickson <> wrote:

> On Sat, 21 Jan 2006 wrote:
>> Comment: "E[hreflang|="en"] an E element whose "hreflang" attribute has
>> a hyphen-separated list of values beginning (from the left) with "en""
>> I think this should be made more generic, ie. replace hreflang with foo
>> in the pattern to match the surrounding text. Otherwise it appears that
>> this only works with hreflang. You could mention hreflang as an example
>> of the type of attribute you have in mind (but see also point 1b), but
>> my understanding is that this attribute can be used not only for
>> xml:lang or lang attributes too, but also in principle for other
>> attributes defined in schemas that use a similar mechanism for values.
>> If this is not the case, and particularly if xml:lang and lang are not
>> to be used with this selector, that should be made much clearer. 6.3.1
>> says "For lang (or xml:lang) language subcode matching, please see the
>> :lang pseudo-class." This is not clear enough to say that those
>> attributes are not relevant to this selector, and if my understanding is
>> correct, would probably benefit from the addition of 'also' before 'see'
>> to clarify the sense.
> The working group discussed this.
> We have changed E[hreflang|="en"] to E[foo|="en"] in section 2 per your
> request.
> If this does not satisfy you, please let us know.

The i18n core working group is satisfied with your resolution. Thank you.
Regards, Felix.

Received on Wednesday, 1 February 2006 04:15:26 UTC