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[Bug 14709] lang tag validation is insufficiently specified

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Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2011 18:21:57 +0000
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--- Comment #9 from Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> 2011-11-07 18:21:56 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #8)
> (In reply to comment #6)
> > Thus I don't see that you have brought forward a valid reason to not do what
> > John D proposed.
> Let me step back a bit. John D. said:

If you realie that your talk about subsetting the BCP47 was wrong, then we can
at least put that misunderstanding to the side ... :-D

> "As is, the spec merely defines the
> *expectation* that the language code is a BCP47 code but allows for an
> entirely different language tag format to be used in it's place."
> I don't read this from the current spec. That is, I don't read the spec as
> permitting "an entirely different language tag format".

The spec defines - in principle - how a unknown tag should be handled. But it
does not cover the issue that the 'unknown' or 'unreckonized' tag could be
recognized/known by some other registry or convention than the BCP 47 one, and
that the UA - or API - might know that convention. At least, that is how I read

I read the screenreader example of the spec as more of an adhoc case.

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