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Subject: RE: [xliff] RE: more comments on the DTD

>> It is strongly recommended to use
>> xml:lang for <source> and <target> as well, so any XML tools (not just
>> XLIFF tools) can be language-aware.
>Why not make this required?  Are there any applications that would be
>harmed by always having an xml:lang attribute specified on source/target
>elements?  I argue that the converse is true and so would like to see
>xml:lang be a required attribute.

I think we didn't make required because you could avoid to have it for one
of the two language in the document by specifying the xml:lang at the
<xliff> level and it would be redundand. But my memory is fuzzy on that
topic. Other may recall the discussion we had on this.


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