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[Bug 10661] use an ISO 639-2 specified language for HTML5 documents

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David Singer <singer@apple.com> changed:

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--- Comment #11 from David Singer <singer@apple.com> 2010-09-30 20:35:37 UTC ---
Minor comments.

1) the title of the bug is wrong.  en-us-x-hixie does use an ISO 639 (not even
639-2) language code ('en'). It's actually a request to use a BCP-47 language
tag without private use subtags.

2) the private use subtags should not detract from the meaning of the standard
prefix. systems that 'get confused' by that subtag have a bug.  if they are not
aware of a private agreement assigning meaning to that subtag, then they can
(and should) ignore it.

4) en-us-x-hixie is en-us.  The private use subtag tells you *more*, and its
presence cannot remove information from the standard use subtags.

4) little jokes are fine.  if they cause problems, it's also fine to make one
and drop it.  we don't need heat on either side.

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