RE: [PLS1.0] i18n comment: dc:language

I think you should state this clearly in the specification, or remove the
dc:lang example.  

The relative merits of the lang attribute vs the Content-Type meta element
expressing language in HTML have caused a good deal of confusion. I wouldn't
like to see this repeated in PLS. 

On the other hand, there is a larger discussion relating to use of xml:lang
for which I am unable to find a comment, but which may be relevant here.
Some of this relates to discussions we had at the SSML workshop in Crete.

The basic question is: Is xml:lang appropriate to indicate the language for
which the pronunciation lexicon is relevant (as stated in section 4.1).  I
think not, and that you need a different attribute - especially if lexicons
are to become multilingual in the future, since xml:lang can only support a
single value at a time.

I have just sent an email on this topic to w3c-voice-wg with the subject
'[ssml] Content marking using xml:lang'.


Richard Ishida
Internationalization Lead
W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)



	From: Baggia Paolo [] 
	Sent: 26 May 2006 15:12
	Cc: Baggia Paolo; Richard Ishida
	Subject: Re: [PLS1.0] i18n comment: dc:language
	Issue R103-21
	Proposed Classification: Clarification / Typo / Editorial 
	Resolution: Reject 
	We do not see any relationship between the two declarations. The
	attribute xml:lang is mandatory in PLS and dc:language will be
	Please indicate whether you are satisfied with the VBWG's
	whether you think there has been a misunderstanding, or whether you
	to register an objection.
	Paolo Baggia, editor PLS spec.
	Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 17:44:02 +0000
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	Comment from the i18n review of:
	Comment 21
	Editorial/substantive: S
	Owner: RI
	Location in reviewed document:
	4.3, 1st example
	How is dc:language="en-US" meant to be interpreted if it appears in
	metadata element? How does it affect the xml:lang declaration on PLS
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