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John Cowan jcowan@reutershealth.com
Thu, 5 Dec 2002 15:36:27 -0500 (EST)

Peter_Constable@sil.org scripsit:

> That's not quite the issue. ISO will, hopefully, provide us with a set of
> script IDs. The bigger issue has to be with metadata models; e.g. wrt
> browsers reading text, is HTML going to be modified to introduce a distinct
> metadata attribute that deals with script? Is XML going to be revised to
> add something like xml:script?

I don't see any need for either of these.  Looking at the character content
tells you what script you have, given that you know what language you have.

The issue of content negotiation, where you want to tell a server that you
can only handle documents in Latin, and will it please transliterate,
is a stronger use case.

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