Re: My humble comments on the HTML 4.0 draft

Misha Wolf (misha.wolf@reuters.com)
Thu, 10 Jul 1997 19:16:48 +0000 (GMT)


Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 19:16:48 +0000 (GMT)
From: Misha Wolf <misha.wolf@reuters.com>
Subject: Re: My humble comments on the HTML 4.0 draft
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.3.96.970709150050.230D-100000@elmert>
To: www-html <www-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <4648161910071997/A25652/REDMS1/11B754D03000*@MHS>

Steve Cheng wrote:

> 7. The lang attribute in many elements accept only some two-letter standard.

What you refer to as "some two-letter standard" is RFC 1766, "Tags for the
Identification of Languages".  This RFC allows the use of ISO 639 language
codes, optionally qualified by ISO 3166 country codes.  For example:

   zh       = Chinese
   zh-cn    = Chinese (Mainland)
   zh-tw    = Chinese (Taiwan)
   fr       = French
   fr-ca    = French (Canada)
   fr-fr    = French (France)

Misha

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