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

On Fri, 25 Jan 2002, Yves Savourel wrote:

> >> 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.

Then, in the interest of simplification, let's not have it present on
<source> and <target> at all and require it to be present at the
<xliff> level.


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