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RE: [Ltru] Proposed resolution for Issue 13 (language tags)

From: Debbie Garside <debbie@ictmarketing.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 09:22:09 +0000
To: "'Martin Duerst'" <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>, "'Julian Reschke'" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, "'HTTP Working Group'" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, "'LTRU Working Group'" <ltru@ietf.org>
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I would agree with Martin and propose the following changes:

From:
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> >    In summary, a language tag is composed of one or more parts: A
> >    primary language tag and a possibly empty series of subtags:

To:
---

In summary, a language tag is composed of one or more parts: A
primary language subtag followed by a, possibly empty, series of subtags:

---

best regards

Debbie Garside



> -----Original Message-----
> From: ltru-bounces@ietf.org [mailto:ltru-bounces@ietf.org] On
> Behalf Of Martin Duerst
> Sent: 16 April 2008 08:02
> To: Julian Reschke; HTTP Working Group; LTRU Working Group
> Subject: Re: [Ltru] Proposed resolution for Issue 13 (language tags)
>
> At 20:33 08/04/15, Julian Reschke wrote:
> >
> >OK,
> >
> >thanks for all the feedback so far. I (hopefully) have
> addressed many of the issues; here's the new proposed text for 3.5:
> >
> >------
> >3.5.  Language Tags
> >
> >    A language tag, as defined in [RFC4646], identifies a natural
> >    language spoken, written, or otherwise conveyed by human
> beings for
> >    communication of information to other human beings.  Computer
> >    languages are explicitly excluded.  HTTP uses language
> tags within
> >    the Accept-Language and Content-Language fields.
> >
> >    In summary, a language tag is composed of one or more parts: A
> >    primary language tag and a possibly empty series of subtags:
> >
> >      language-tag  = <Language-Tag, defined in [RFC4646],
> Section 2.1>
> >
> >    White space is not allowed within the tag and all tags are case-
> >    insensitive.  The name space of language subtags is
> administered by
> >    the IANA (see
> >    <http://www.iana.org/assignments/language-subtag-registry>).
>
> This is going very much in the right direction, but there is
> some confusion about what a subtag means. Where it says "A
> primary language tag and a possibly empty series of subtags",
> the first tag (e.g. 'en' in 'en-US') seems to not be a
> subtag, but the subtag registry clearly also includes that as
> a subtag, and RFC 4646 is using terminology consistent with that.
>
> Regards,   Martin.
>
> >    Example tags include:
> >
> >      en, en-US, es-419, az-Arab, x-pig-latin, man-Nkoo-GN
> >
> >    See RFC 4646 for further information.
> >------
> >
> >(see also <http://www.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/13>).
> >
> >
> >BR, Julian
> >
>
>
> #-#-#  Martin J. Du"rst, Assoc. Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University
> #-#-#  http://www.sw.it.aoyama.ac.jp
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