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Re: Language subtag erratum for HTML 4.01

From: Felix Sasaki <fsasaki@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2006 07:24:36 +0900 (JST)
Message-ID: <2597.218.110.62.83.1158791076.squirrel@webmail.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
To: "Richard Ishida" <ishida@w3.org>
Cc: public-i18n-core@w3.org, "'Addison Phillips'" <addison@yahoo-inc.com>

+1

Felix

>
> Chaps,
>
> I propose to send the following to the HTML Working Group.
>
> =======================================Dear HTML WG,
>
> Since RFC 4646 now obsoletes RFC 3066 which obsoleted RFC 1766, the I18n
> Core WG would like you to issue an erratum for HTML 4.01 specification and
> any other specifications where it is appropriate that fall under your
> radar to update the reference given in the specifications.
>
> In addition, the section
> http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/struct/dirlang.html#h-8.1.1 of the HTML
> 4.01 specification needs several changes:
>
>
> [1] "[RFC1766] defines and explains the language codes that must be used
> in HTML documents."
>
> Should become "[RFC4646] defines and explains the language codes that must
> be used in HTML documents."
>
>
> [2] Some of the examples need to be changed:  there is now a subtag (tlh)
> for Klingon, so x-klingon is inappropriate; there is also a subtag for
> navajo (nv), so i-navajo should not be used; there is no subtag for
> cockney, so that shouldn't be given as an example;
>
>
> [3] "Two-letter primary codes are reserved for [ISO639] language
> abbreviations. Two-letter codes include fr (French), de (German), it
> (Italian), nl (Dutch), el (Greek), es (Spanish), pt (Portuguese), ar
> (Arabic), he (Hebrew), ru (Russian), zh (Chinese), ja (Japanese), hi
> (Hindi), ur (Urdu), and sa (Sanskrit)."
>
> "Any two-letter subcode is understood to be a [ISO3166] country code."
>
> Now we should refer to the new IANA registry, not to ISO code lists.
>
>
> For more information about RFC 4646 and links see
> http://www.w3.org/International/articles/language-tags/
>
> Thanks.
>
> PS: Note that an earlier erratum was submitted requesting a change to
> reflect that RFC 3066 obsoleted RFC 1766 - this would now be moot.
>
> =======================================Any comments?
>
> RI
>
> ===========Richard Ishida
> Internationalization Lead
> W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)
>
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>
>
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