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HTML 4.01: sample language code should be registered code

From: Masayasu Ishikawa <mimasa@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 09 Sep 2000 01:30:33 +0900
To: www-html-editor@w3.org
Message-Id: <20000909013033Q.mimasa@w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
In "8.1.1 Language codes" [1] of HTML 4.01, the spec lists some
sample language codes, as:

   Here are some sample language codes:

     * "en": English
     * "en-US": the U.S. version of English.
     * "en-cockney": the Cockney version of English.
     * "i-navajo": the Navajo language spoken by some Native Americans.
     * "x-klingon": The primary tag "x" indicates an experimental
       language tag

However, "en-cockney" is not registered in the IANA Registry
of Language Tags [2], so it would be inappropriate to use it as
an example.  "8.1.2 Inheritance of language codes" [3] also uses
"en-cockney" as an example.

Also, "i-klingon" is already registered [4], so "x-klingon" will not
be a good example of private use tags.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/struct/dirlang.html#h-8.1.1
[2] http://www.isi.edu/in-notes/iana/assignments/languages/
[3] http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/struct/dirlang.html#h-8.1.2
[4] http://www.isi.edu/in-notes/iana/assignments/languages/i-klingon

Masayasu Ishikawa / mimasa@w3.org
W3C - World Wide Web Consortium
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