[whatwg] [WA1] lang and xml:lang

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Sun Apr 17 02:47:50 PDT 2005

On Sun, 17 Apr 2005, Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> Web apps currently states [1]:
> # Authors should not use the lang attribute in XML documents. Authors
> # should instead use the xml:lang attribute.
> Is there any reason for not making that "must not"?  The only reason 
> someone would ever have for using lang instead of xml:lang in XHTML is 
> when serving it as text/html, which is strictly forbidden in this 
> version.  It should be stated that lang is for HTML only and xml:lang is 
> for X(HT)ML only.


> I think the heading for the attribute defintion should be updated to include
> xml:lang as well.


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