[whatwg] Attributes, namespaces and language determination
ian at hixie.ch
Tue Oct 30 02:09:55 PDT 2007
On Mon, 23 Jan 2006, Simon Pieters wrote:
> Looking at how to determine the language of a node:
> > To determine the language of a node, user agents must look at the nearest
> > ancestor element (including the element itself if the node is an element)
> > that has a lang or xml:lang attribute set. That specifies the language of
> > the node.
> ...and terminology:
> > Unless otherwise stated, all elements defined or mentioned in this
> > specification are in the http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml namespace, and all
> > attributes defined or mentioned in this specification have no namespace
> > (they are in the per-element partition).
> ...it could be interpreted that the language of the text "foo" in the
> following document is "x":
> <foo lang="x"><p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">foo</p></foo>
> ...which is probably not what was intended.
>  http://whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#lang
>  http://whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#terminology
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