[whatwg] HTML: A DOM attribute that returns the language of a node

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Jul 16 11:25:56 PDT 2013

On Tue, 16 Jul 2013, Takayoshi Kochi (河内 隆仁) wrote:
> IIUC WebKit uses internally node's language to determine which font to use
> to render text,
> e.g for Han unification (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han_unification)
> WebKit has to choose
> a proper glyph depending on its lang attribute for the same Unicode
> codepoint.

Sure, but internal UA uses aren't use cases for the Web.

The use cases Peter gave over the weekend are valid, though.

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