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 http://andrewjwelch.com Kernow: http://kernowforsaxon.sf.net/
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