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RE: xml:lang how often used?

  • From: "Michael Kay" <mike@s...>
  • To: "'bryan rasmussen'" <rasmussen.bryan@g...>,"'G. Ken Holman'" <gkholman@c...>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 16:53:18 +0100

RE:  xml:lang how often used?
>  I think though now I just realized a really perverse and 
> strange use case I hadn't thought of for having a language 
> identifier different than xml:lang, which is that xml:lang 
> sets the language specification for all attributes + contents 
> of an element, but you could theoretically see situations 
> where attributes for some reason had a different language 

Obvious example, not remotely strange or perverse:

<dictionary xml:lang="fr">
  <term name="Computer">Ordinateur</term>
  <term name="Software">Logiciel</term>
  <term name="File">Fichier</term>

Now one can have an endless debate about whether one should use xml:lang
there or some other attribute. Frankly I don't care. I think it misses the
point: XML is about syntax, not semantics, and document designers should be
free to choose their own tags.

Michael Kay

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