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Re: XSLT (2) namespace safe i18n patterns

Subject: Re: XSLT (2) namespace safe i18n patterns
From: Andrew Welch <andrew.j.welch@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2009 14:29:52 +0000
Re:  XSLT (2) namespace safe i18n patterns
2009/11/24 Michael Kay <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>:
>> xml:lang is all about mixing languages in the same file,
> I don't think that's entirely true. I think there was at least in some
> people's minds the idea that @xml:lang could drive things like indexing for
> search engines (both to choose how to tokenize and stem the words, and to
> decide the relevance of the document to the user). It could even be used for
> styling, e.g. to decide hyphenation algorithms. But of course there's no
> reason to use xml:lang in the absence of such behaviour, and there's no
> reason for software to do such things if people aren't using the
> attribute...

Ah ok, however don't those things fall into the presentation layer
(xhtml, html etc) ?    I guess back when the decision was made, the
vision was for search engines to index the XML (semantic web?) and for
browsers to render it directly (xml + css)...

Andrew Welch
Kernow: http://kernowforsaxon.sf.net/

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