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RE: "Saying that something is not in a locale" with BCP 47

From: Phillips, Addison <addison@lab126.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2013 17:48:45 +0000
To: Felix Sasaki <fsasaki@w3.org>, www-international <www-international@w3.org>
CC: "public-multilingualweb-lt-comments@w3.org" <public-multilingualweb-lt-comments@w3.org>
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Hi Felix,

Language tags (and language ranges) are mostly about selection, so there is no built-in means of doing what you're looking for. I don't think adding such a subtag would be a good idea either (where would you put it where it wouldn't be disturbed by a fallback mechanism? What happens if your value is a language priority list?).

I think a better means of doing this is having a separate attribute that is like "its-locale-filter-list", only as an exclusion list ("its-locale-exclusion-list"). Then it is easy to write:

<p its-locale-filter-list="*-CA">Legal notice for Canada</p>
<p its-locale-exclusion-list="*-CA">Legal notice for all other countries</p>


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Felix Sasaki [mailto:fsasaki@w3.org]
> Sent: Monday, March 04, 2013 9:40 AM
> To: www-international
> Cc: public-multilingualweb-lt-comments@w3.org
> Subject: "Saying that something is not in a locale" with BCP 47
> Hi all,
> at
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-multilingualweb-

> lt/2013Feb/0318.html
> the MLW-LT WG is discussing a use case of expressing that something is not in
> a locale. One way to do this is to add a flag to a BCP 47 value, see above cited
> mail. Another way could be to have in a markup environment an additional
> attribute expressing the "include" vs "exclude" options for the BCP 47 value.
> Thoughts? This is probably an additional piece of information rather than part
> of a BCP47 value itself. Has such a use case been discussed for BCP47 values?
> Thanks,
> Felix
> (this is action-454 for the MLW-LT WG)

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