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Re: [xml-dev] xml:lang how often used?
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Date: 10/18/2007 1:23:00 PM
At 2007-10-18 14:44 +0200, bryan rasmussen wrote: >It seems to me that people are always reinventing the wheel where >xml:lang is used and I am always seeing standards that specify an >attribute or element usage for specifying the language that parts of a >document are in. Can anyone think of any particular formats or perhaps >governmental initiatives where it has been officially decreed that >xml:lang must be used when appropriate, and does anyone know why >people seem to not use xml:lang in favor of using other ways to do the >same thing? My customers using DITA are using xml:lang for their product documentation. The stylesheets I write for them inspect the document element for the language in order to arrange the page geometry appropriately. Personally I'm using it in subtrees of multi-lingual compilations of Universal Business Language information item description translations: the aggregate translation stores for each item description the many available language translations, each annotated with an appropriate xml:lang. Where are you seeing alternatives popping up? . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken -- Comprehensive in-depth XSLT2/XSL-FO1.1 classes: Austin TX,Jan-2008 World-wide corporate, govt. & user group XML, XSL and UBL training RSS feeds: publicly-available developer resources and training G. Ken Holman mailto:gkholman@C... Crane Softwrights Ltd. http://www.CraneSoftwrights.com/x/ Box 266, Kars, Ontario CANADA K0A-2E0 +1(613)489-0999 (F:-0995) Male Cancer Awareness Jul'07 http://www.CraneSoftwrights.com/x/bc Legal business disclaimers: http://www.CraneSoftwrights.com/legal