xml:lang: Am I doing more work than I need to be?

Tim Bray tbray at textuality.com
Wed Jan 26 19:35:29 GMT 2000

At 11:11 AM 1/26/00 -0800, Christian Hammond wrote:
> I have
>been working on getting xml:lang support implemented, but there is one thing
>I'm confused about. Perhaps I didn't read the specs clearly enough, but I
>couldn't find the information I need.

xml:lang is just an ordinary XML attribute that is reserved for the
(very common) purpose of an author language-labeling pieces of data.
There is no specification about what ought to be done with it anywhere.

The right thing to do varies from application to application. -T.

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