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Content-Language

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Open Poll Closes 2010-06-30

Please submit your objections to meta Content-Language in this poll (which closes very soon)

http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/40318/issue-88-objection-poll/

as well as adding them to this wiki page.

Summary

The meta tag, specifically http-equiv Content-Language pragma, is confusing and broken and should be removed from HTML5 altogether.

See related issue: http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/88

remove Content-Language

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Apr/0308

  • This seems like the best option. It is preferable to remove broken features rather than keep them (even if "non-conforming") to minimize risk of continued misuse/misunderstanding and otherwise time-wasting on behalf of web designers and developers. Tantek 01:29, 27 June 2010 (UTC)

keep Content-Language as non-conforming

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Apr/0307.html

  • I'd still prefer complete removal of a broken feature rather than issuing warnings. Tantek 01:29, 27 June 2010 (UTC)

allow multiple language tags in Content-Language

http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposals/ContentLanguages

  • Even the "Summary" for this proposal is long and confusing. The workarounds provided in the change proposal increase web authoring complexity. Broken features should be removed, from the language and the specification, rather than asking web developers to waste time learning about broken features and how to work around them. Let's keep the spec as clean as possible. Tantek 01:29, 27 June 2010 (UTC)