Example for Checkpoint
4.3 - Identify the primary natural language of a document.

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The language of the entire document should be specified in the HTML tag. In this example, the primary language of the content is Italian.

<HTML lang="it">



<P>Volete sapere l'origine della parola cappuccino,

il popolare caffelatte all'italiana?</P>



In XML, use "xml:lang".

For a complete list of language codes, check out:
Code for the Representation of the Names of Languages. From ISO 639, revised 1989. Source: OASIS - the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards.

For information about content negotiation, see the example for Checkpoint 11.3.

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