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Re: [css3-selectors] [css4-selectors] [CSS21] pseudo grammar conflicts with BCP 47 (RFC4647) for :lang()

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2011 02:00:21 +0200
To: Arron Eicholz <Arron.Eicholz@microsoft.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <ggbg575qalom8kvhmsr2kn9e4sqddce449@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* Arron Eicholz wrote:
>Actually I just want us to properly match what the RFC4647 says is valid
>for matching language identifiers. This would mean that :lang(*) would
>be valid but also :lang(en-*) or :lang(*-Latn) or even :lang(en-Latn-*)
>and other variants that possibly include a *.

Well, RFC 4647 defines `language-range` and `extended-language-range`
and subtag wildcards are only possible with the latter. I am not sure
whether you think subtag wildcards is an important feature needed by
CSS authors; if it is not, then :lang() should not be changed at all.
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