Tex's -08 comments

John Cowan jcowan at reutershealth.com
Mon Dec 13 16:58:42 CET 2004

Misha Wolf scripsit:

> The XML 1.1 spec says:
> The intent declared with xml:lang is considered to apply to all
> attributes and content of the element where it is specified, unless
> overridden with an instance of xml:lang on another element within that
> content. In particular, the empty value of xml:lang is used on an
> element B to override a specification of xml:lang on an enclosing
> element A, without specifying another language. Within B, it is
> considered that there is no language information available, just as if
> xml:lang had not been specified on B or any of its ancestors. 

The XML 1.0 recommendation says the same:


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