Re: Developing 'language tags' for HTML3.0

Danyel Ceccaldi (
Wed, 5 Jul 1995 12:25:24 -0500

Hi Lynn,

If you want to transfer whole HTML-documents
written in a language not displayable with Latin-1,
the Http-protocol provides different ways of
handling the situation.
Refer to <>, you
can find it easily from

In my opinion it would be better to have an INCLUDE-tag,
because in this case for every seperate request the client
can say what he can handle and what he prefers, and the server
can choose which is the best information-representation
he can provide.

Another point is, that HTML comes from SGML,
and some SGML-rules were broken. One SGML-rule is, that tags
must not be longer than 8 letters (broken by <BLOCKQUOTE>).
Perhaps you can propose a tag, which does not exceed 8 letters.

Hopefully that helps somehow.