ISSUE-119: Example of the language detection fallback mechanism

Example of the language detection fallback mechanism

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=16979

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

For this much discussed paragraph:

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If none of the node's ancestors, including the root element, have either attribute set, but there is a pragma-set default language set, then that is the language of the node. If there is no pragma-set default language set, then language information from a higher-level protocol (such as HTTP), if any, must be used as the final fallback language instead. In the absence of any such language information, and in cases where the higher-level protocol reports multiple languages, the language of the node is unknown, and the corresponding language tag is the empty string.
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Wouldn't an example be useful? I can imagine implementers not following what the heck we're talking about.
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bug 16979

Addison Phillips, 7 May 2012, 18:09:15

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