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Re: RFC 2616 errata: invalid language tag "x-pig-latin"

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2002 13:17:30 +0900
Message-Id: <4.2.0.58.J.20020614110614.03709fb8@localhost>
To: Sven Neuhaus <sn@neopoly.com>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org

Hello Sven,

The syntax rules say:

         language-tag  = primary-tag *( "-" subtag )
         primary-tag   = 1*8ALPHA
         subtag        = 1*8ALPHA

Please note the '*' in the first rule, meaning repetition
(from zero times up). So for example

x-subtag1-subtag2-subtag3-subtag4-subtag5-subtag6-subtag7 ...

would be a perfectly legal language tag.

Editors, please note that on the next occasion, RFC 1766 should
be updated to RFC 3066.

Regards,     Martin.


At 09:19 02/06/13 -0400, Sven Neuhaus wrote:




>Hello,
>
>just a minor error:
>In RFC 2616 chapter 3.10 "Language tags", there is the text:
>
>"Example tags include:
>
>en, en-US, en-cockney, i-cherokee, x-pig-latin"
>
>However, the language tag "x-pig-latin" is invalid because the subtag is
>more than 8 characters long and contains a "-" (only ALPHA is allowed).
>
>Please CC me in replies to the HTTP WG list as I am not subscribed.
>
>Regards,
>--
>Sven Neuhaus                                     email sn@neopoly.com
>Neopoly AG                                       phone +49 231 964560
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Received on Friday, 14 June 2002 00:43:44 GMT

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