Re: I18n comment: inheritance of :lang and |=


On Wed, 25 Jan 2006 04:43:37 +0900, Ian Hickson <> wrote:

> On Sat, 21 Jan 2006 wrote:
>> Comment: "in the same way as if performed by the '|=' operator in
>> attribute selectors"
>> I think it is important to clarify that the behaviour of :lang and |= is
>> significantly *different* with regards to inherited language values.
>> This is not explained as far as I can see, but my understanding is that
>> it is intended.
> This is an official comment on behalf of the CSS working group.
> I have added the following paragraph to 6.6.3:
> The difference between :lang(C) and the '|=' operator is that the '|='
> operator only performs a comparison against a given attribute on the
> element, while the :lang(C) pseudo-class uses the UA's knowledge of the
> document's semantics to perform the comparison.
> Please let us know if this does not satisfy your request. (The working
> group will review this change and might change it further; if we do, we
> will let you know so you can review the new text as well.)

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

Received on Wednesday, 1 February 2006 04:21:18 UTC