From: Jukka K. Korpela (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Jun 01 2008 - 00:10:12 CDT
Joó Ádám wrote:
> The Content-Language header is designed to indicate only one language
> for the document.
Besides, the <meta http-equiv ...> tag is at most a replacement for real
HTTP headers, and it will be ignored if it conflicts with real headers.
> If you use different languages, use the lang (or
> more preferably the xml:lang, in case of XHTML) attribute:
While xml:lang might be preferable according to some school, it has
considerably narrower support in relevant software. Moreover, the
question implied (by the syntax in its HTML fragments) that HTML is
used, so the lang attribute is the correct one.
In practice, few programs support the lang attribute (and even fewer
xml:lang). For example, www search engines don't, partly because those
attributes are so often used wrongly (i.e. to mislabel text as being in
a language other than its real language).
Jukka K. Korpela ("Yucca")
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