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Interlingua misidentified as Spanish

From: Ruud Harmsen <infor@rudhar.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2021 19:13:41 +0100
Message-Id: <202103141814.12EIERju088344@rudhar.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org

When checking my page https://rudhar.com/musica/dissdomi.htm as 
HTML5 in the validator https://validator.w3.org/, I got this 
warning message:
== Begin quote ==
Warning: This document appears to be written in Spanish but the 
html start tag has lang="ia". Consider using lang="es" (or 
variant) instead.

 From line 1, column 16; to line 2, column 14

TYPE html> <html lang=ia> <head
== End quote ==

However, the language tag is actually correct and intended, 
because the page is in Interlingua, which, it is true, somewhat 
resembles Spanish and Italian, but certainly isn't the same.

I have quite a few such pages on my website, as listed in this 
menu page:
More info about Interlingua is here:

With kind and grateful regards,
Ruud Harmsen, http://rudhar.com
Received on Monday, 15 March 2021 02:02:24 UTC

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