Principles of Operation

Frank Ellermann nobody at
Sat Jan 26 22:50:04 CET 2008

David Starner wrote:

> I don't buy it. Most authors on the Internet are writing
> for friends or a small group of people, and either post
> it on an updating blog, or forum, or mailing list or send
> a link to forums or mailing lists who might be interested
> in it.

Folks who know me and where my pages are won't look at any
xml:lang="sxu-erzgeb", and likely hreflang=... still has no
effect at all with popular browsers (and without CSS doing
something with it).  

When I added language tags it was only because I hoped that
it might at some point in time be useful for Web crawlers,
or in simple cases for future browsers, e.g. for <q>, or 
speech browsers.  Without that hope I'd use the notorious
xml:lang="mis" if that's what it takes to pass validation.


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