Bug 16978 - i18n-ISSUE-118: explicitly undefined language
i18n-ISSUE-118: explicitly undefined language
Status: NEW
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: HTML5 spec
unspecified
PC Windows NT
: P2 minor
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Assigned To: Robin Berjon
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Reported: 2012-05-07 18:06 UTC by Addison Phillips
Modified: 2012-09-14 10:55 UTC (History)
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Description Addison Phillips 2012-05-07 18:06:51 UTC
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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Comment 1 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2012-05-10 17:55:59 UTC
I believe this is a duplicate of a previously existing bug with more discussion.
Comment 2 contributor 2012-07-18 07:08:26 UTC
This bug was cloned to create bug 17864 as part of operation convergence.