Plans for www.langtag.net
cewcathar at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 13 01:27:54 CEST 2007
Here are a few more resources:
* W3C Tutorial: "Declaring Language in XHTML and HTML"
(the above tutorial is really useful; it contains information explaining
difference between expressing the language of the intended audience and the
text processing language, and lists several places language can be declared
in a document; also explains how same characters may look sligthly different
in different languages & how it is thus important to declare the language!
though if you are goint to have jsut one w3c reference, I agree it would be,
* Richard Ishida. "Tagging text with no language" (Draft for review)
(Ishida's "Tagging text . . . " is pretty finished -- are you concerned
that this is still a draft? I think it's a useful reference though it
applies most to people tagging code and such.)
Also regarding the resources at:
This seems to be a very thorough collection of resources; I need to go
However, in the Mozilla browser at the library here, the
www.inter-locale.com page does not look great; all the links are pushed way
down; I looked and looked for them, finally started scrolling and scrolling
till I found them!
This is because you used div's to hold the "sidebar" and the collection of
(I realize that cannot use inline formatting such as span sections or div
sections that are arranged inline, because then linked lists--which are
block-level elements--embedded in the span sections might be displayed
multiple times in some browsers.
However, you can use absolute positioning to make a nice sidebar that will
display properly in all browsers; see the W3C tutorial:
--C. E. Whitehead
cewcathar at hotmail.com
(One more note below.)
>You may remember the discussion on the LTRU and IETF-languages mailing
>lists about marketing the standard, having a Web site and so on. At
>this time, I had set up a small site http://ltru.generic-nic.net/ to
>show what could be done.
>Now, I'm decided to go a step further and I purchased langtag.net for
>that purpose (and I am of course ready to transfer it for free to any
>other holder, should the community think it is better.)
>I would like http://www.langtag.net/ to be "blessed" as a reference
>Web site for the language tag activity at IETF.
(Another note: "blessed"? Maybe it's me; I did not grow up saying
"blessed" and I feel a bit excluded; I accept all kinds of religious
references from people submitting requests for subtags, and never feel
excluded, but when it comes from the list monitors, I do start to feel
excluded. [I'm sure it's mostly just me, but I note that some people here,
a lot, say "blessed" all the time, but others punctuate everything with "So
mote it be," and still others might say "In ch'Allah" so . . . & then there
are aetheists and so on. And the list is not meant to exclude any of them.]
Do we have to say "blessed" here? I think it's great to be guided by a
belief system but wonder about making its particulars public on a public
list; I'm probably the only one who is going to think this way though.)
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