ISSUE-118: Explicitly unknown language

Explicitly unknown language

State:
CLOSED
Product:
html
Raised by:
Addison Phillips
Opened on:
2011-07-23
Description:
Please add comments to bugzilla:
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=16978

3.2.3.3 The lang and xml:lang attributes
http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/elements.html#the-lang-and-xml:lang-attributes

(lang). What does this mean:

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If the resulting value is the empty string, then it must be interpreted as meaning that the language of the node is explicitly unknown.
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Does an explicitly unknown language have any different effect? It might be a good idea to add text such as:

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If the resulting value is the empty string, then it must be interpreted as meaning that the language of the node is explicitly unknown and any language specific processing that applied is implementation defined.
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  1. [Bug 17864] i18n-ISSUE-118: explicitly undefined language (from bugzilla@jessica.w3.org on 2015-06-17)
  2. [Bug 16978] i18n-ISSUE-118: explicitly undefined language (from bugzilla@jessica.w3.org on 2015-06-17)
  3. Review of tracker issues for best practices (Part IV) (from addison@lab126.com on 2015-03-31)
  4. Re: [I18N-ACTION-150] Review of HTML open issues (from ishida@w3.org on 2014-02-21)
  5. [I18N-ACTION-150] Review of HTML open issues (from addison@lab126.com on 2014-02-18)
  6. [Bug 17864] i18n-ISSUE-118: explicitly undefined language (from bugzilla@jessica.w3.org on 2012-12-30)
  7. [Bug 17864] i18n-ISSUE-118: explicitly undefined language (from bugzilla@jessica.w3.org on 2012-09-28)
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  9. [Bug 16978] i18n-ISSUE-118: explicitly undefined language (from bugzilla@jessica.w3.org on 2012-09-14)
  10. [Bug 17864] i18n-ISSUE-118: explicitly undefined language (from bugzilla@jessica.w3.org on 2012-07-18)
  11. [Bug 17864] New: i18n-ISSUE-118: explicitly undefined language (from bugzilla@jessica.w3.org on 2012-07-18)
  12. [Bug 16978] i18n-ISSUE-118: explicitly undefined language (from bugzilla@jessica.w3.org on 2012-07-18)
  13. [Bug 16978] i18n-ISSUE-118: explicitly undefined language (from bugzilla@jessica.w3.org on 2012-05-10)
  14. [Bug 16978] i18n-ISSUE-118: explicitly undefined language (from bugzilla@jessica.w3.org on 2012-05-08)
  15. Re: HTML5 Comment disposition (from w3@norbertlindenberg.com on 2012-03-20)
  16. I18N-ISSUE-118: Explicitly unknown language [HTML5-prep] (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2011-07-23)

Related notes:

bug 16798

Addison Phillips, 7 May 2012, 18:07:08

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