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

From: Marcos Caceres <marcosc@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 10:32:19 +0200
Message-ID: <b21a10670907100132l7903d3f0r7ff86db664293ff@mail.gmail.com>
To: ishida@w3.org
Cc: public-Webapps@w3.org, public-i18n-core@w3.org
On Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 9:09 PM, <ishida@w3.org> wrote:
> Comment from the i18n review of:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-widgets-20090528/
>
> 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]
>
> Comment:
> 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.
>

Agreed. This has been removed (it was identified by another commenter
a few weeks ago).

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Marcos Caceres
http://datadriven.com.au
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