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Re: [Comment on ITS WD] xml:lang = language info, please

From: Felix Sasaki <fsasaki@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2006 11:30:37 +0900 (JST)
Message-ID: <1982.124.85.146.45.1158892237.squirrel@webmail.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
To: "Addison Phillips" <addison@yahoo-inc.com>
Cc: www-i18n-comments@w3.org, public-i18n-core@w3.org, public-i18n-its@w3.org

Hi Addison, all,

We discussed this at the thread at
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/member-i18n-its/2006JulSep/0136.html
and came up with the following wording:

"Applying the Language Information data category to xml:lang attributes
using global rules is not necessary, since xml:lang is the standard way to
specify language information in XML. xml:lang is defined
in terms of RFC3066 or its successor. (RFC4646 is the successor to RFC
3066.)"
We would have a normative reference to RFC4646 and a non-normative one to
RFC3066.

Would that be fine with you?

Felix

>
> Really I think you ought to use the latest reference. RFC 4646 is
> published and can be referenced. Pointing to the older, obsolete, RFC
> may confuse people needlessly. Your current text says:
>
> --
> Applying the Language Information data category to xml:lang attributes
> using global rules is not necessary, since xml:lang is already defined
> in terms of RFC3066 or its successor.
> --
>
> It might be better to append a note to that sentence:
>
> --
> Applying the Language Information data category to xml:lang attributes
> using global rules is not necessary, since xml:lang is already defined
> in terms of RFC3066 or its successor. (RFC4646 is the successor to RFC
> 3066.)
> --
>
> Best Regards,
>
> Addison
>
> Yves Savourel wrote:
>> Hi Richard,
>>
>> The reference has been changed to 'RFC3066 or its successor' with a link
>> to a reference to the "Language Identification" section of
>> the XML specification.
>> See
>> http://www.w3.org/International/its/itstagset/itstagset.html#langinfo-definition
>>
>> Please let us know within 2 weeks if you are satisfied. If we don't hear
>>  from you , we will assume this issue as closed.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> -yves
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: public-i18n-its-request@w3.org
>> [mailto:public-i18n-its-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Richard Ishida
>> Sent: Monday, September 11, 2006 1:09 PM
>> To: 'Felix Sasaki'
>> Cc: www-i18n-comments@w3.org; public-i18n-core@w3.org;
>> public-i18n-its@w3.org
>> Subject: RE: [Comment on ITS WD] xml:lang = language info, please
>>
>>
>> Personal comment:
>>
>> "Applying the language information data category to xml:lang attributes
>> using global rules is not necessary, since xml:lang is
>> already defined in terms of [RFC 4646]."
>>
>> Strictly speaking xml is defined in terms of RFC 3066 or its successor.
>> It may be better to say "in terms of [BCP 47]" at this
>> location.  If not, you should add, or it's successor.  (Bear in mind
>> that RFC 4646bis is just around the corner, relatively
>> speaking.)
>>
>> RI
>>
>>
>
> --
> Addison Phillips
> Globalization Architect -- Yahoo! Inc.
>
> Internationalization is an architecture.
> It is not a feature.
>
>
Received on Friday, 22 September 2006 02:30:55 GMT

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