[whatwg] HTML: A DOM attribute that returns the language of a node
poccil14 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 24 09:22:21 PDT 2013
I have no objection to the name "baseLang" rather than "language" as the
name of the DOM attribute.
But if there isn't more interest or you decide not to add this DOM
attribute, I encourage you to at least:
* define a DOM attribute to get the value of the document's Content-Language
header (or other fallback language), or if that's not acceptable,
* change the definition of the language of an HTML node to remove the
requirement to use the document's Content-Language header, or if that's not
* change section 3.3 of HTML+RDFa to say, for example, that only information
in the "lang" and "xml:lang" attributes are relevant for determining
language for the purposes of HTML+RDFa.
With any of these three alternatives, I can live with doing tree traversal
for finding the language of a node, both in my Java/C# DOM and (if I get
turns out that people use the Content-Language header even less than people
use the "lang" and "xml:lang" attributes on HTML and XHTML documents.
In the meantime, is it advisable for me to extend my Java/C# DOM by adding a
"getLanguage" method? (See my previous message for context.)
From: Anne van Kesteren
Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 10:03 AM
To: Peter Occil
Subject: Re: [whatwg] HTML: A DOM attribute that returns the language of a
On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 6:49 AM, Peter Occil <poccil14 at gmail.com> wrote:
> While a "language" attribute on Node may also be useful to
There's https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=16489 fwiw.
Interest thus far seems fairly low, prolly due to what Kenny mentioned
with people not doing much language tagging at all.
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