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RE: lang ref and rfc4646

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 13:23:23 +0100
To: "'Yves Savourel'" <ysavourel@translate.com>, "'Felix Sasaki'" <fsasaki@w3.org>
Cc: <public-i18n-its@w3.org>
Message-ID: <00e801c6d72f$6864f780$6601a8c0@w3cishida>

> From: Yves Savourel [mailto:ysavourel@translate.com] 
> Sent: 12 September 2006 19:41

> <p>Applying the language information data category to 
> <att>xml:lang</att> attributes using global rules is not 
> necessary, since <att>xml:lang</att> is already defined in 
> terms of <ptr target="#rfc4646" type="bibref"/>.</p>
> 
> Our current wording mentions RFC-4646, while (as far as know) 
> the XML specification still refer to RFC-3066 (and do not say 
> nything about its successor). 

See the note I sent a few minutes ago.  XML spec does refer to RFC 3066 or
its successor.

> I assume we need to change our 
> metion to RFC-3066, currently it's just incorrect.

Mm.  This might be the one place where a reference to BCP 47 would be
useful.  Alternatively, how about:

> <p>Applying the language information data category to 
> <att>xml:lang</att> attributes using global rules is not 
> necessary, since <att>xml:lang</att> is defined in the same terms 
> by the <loc href="...">XML specification</loc>.

where the href is to 2.12 Language Identification of the XML spec Ed 4.> 



> Also I assume RFC-4646 is backward compatible with RFC-3066. 

Yes.


RI

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