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[WIDGET PC] i18n comment 5: Too small arbitrary limit on locale ids

From: <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 09 Jul 2009 20:09:57 +0100
To: public-Webapps@w3.org, public-i18n-core@w3.org
Message-Id: <20090709190959.46DCD4EF64@homer.w3.org>
Comment from the i18n review of:

Comment 5
At http://www.w3.org/International/reviews/0907-widgets-pc/
Editorial/substantive: S
Tracked by: AP

Location in reviewed document:
Section 9.1, step 5 [http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-widgets-20090528/#step-5--derive-the-user-agents-locale]

In Step 5 of section 9.1, we find an arbitrary limit on locale identifiers (BCP 47 language tags):

 Each item in the unprocessed locales must be a string shorter than eight characters, in lowercase form, that conforms to the production of a Language-Tag, as defined in the [BCP47] specification. 

This limit is too short for even some simple language tags. Consider "zh-Hant-CN", which is given as an example in the document: it has 10 characters. This limit really should be removed. The eight character limit is on subtags. 

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