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Re: error in HTML4 spec.

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 11:58:52 -0500
Message-ID: <3499564C.3C47F0AB@w3.org>
To: nir dagan <dagan@upf.es>
CC: www-html-editor@w3.org
nir dagan wrote:
> Dear Editors of HTML.
> I think that there is an error in an example in section 8.1.1 of
> the HTML 4.0 spec. It is said that "he" is the two letter code
> for Hebrew, whereas the references you give to ISO639 say it is
>  "iw" and not "he". "he" isn't assigned to any language.
> (I looked at the reference at www.sil.org).
> Please enlighten me if I got it wrong. I have a link to a Hebrew
> site, and I am not sure how to write the HREFLANG.

Yes, I'm afraid this looks like a bug. I'll verify this
with our internationalization experts, but you should
probably use "iw" since it's registered.

Thank you for pointing this out.


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Received on Thursday, 18 December 1997 12:01:12 UTC

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