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lang and RFC3066

From: Doug Jones <doug_b_jones@mac.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2008 09:02:34 -0500
Message-Id: <147A6DA3-7BD3-4D36-A953-9E8ABB41D553@mac.com>
To: HTML WG Public List <public-html@w3.org>

The W3C Architecture Domain page about language tags in HTML and XML  
states RFC4646 should be used for lang tags. Their use of the word tag  
appears to refer to the language abbreviation (en, fr). These would be  
the lang and xml:lang attributes in HTML. This superseded RFC3066.  
RFC4646 also references RFC4047.

The HTML5 spec at 3.4.3.states to use RFC3066 for the lang or xml:lang  
attributes. This should be updated.


Doug Jones
Received on Saturday, 26 January 2008 14:02:51 UTC

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