[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 122261] AX: WebKit should avoid exposing lang=en defined on root <html> because it's frequently incorrect

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Fri Oct 4 00:41:42 PDT 2013


--- Comment #7 from chris fleizach <cfleizach at apple.com>  2013-10-04 00:40:36 PST ---
(In reply to comment #6)
> (In reply to comment #4)
> > I don't know if this is a good idea. We'd essentially be saying a portion of defined HTML should be ignored because authors are doing it wrong. That would could be true of so many different things.
> We do this to differentiate layout tables from data tables and it works very well. We have heuristics to weed out spacer images, too. I’d argue we need to do this in more places. Lists for example: bug 122320.

I don't think these examples are equivalent. What you're proposing with this change would make it impossible for non-english speakers to go to a webpage with lang="en" and hear English spoken automatically.

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