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RE: lang and RFC3066

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 17:36:24 -0000
To: "'HTML WG Public List'" <public-html@w3.org>
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Yes, please point to BCP 47. It is intended to be an unchanging reference, unlike the RFC numbers.  (Note that a successor to RFC 4646 is likely to appear soon - the RFC will have a completely different number, but the spec can still be referred to as BCP 47.)

RI

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-html-request@w3.org [mailto:public-html-request@w3.org] On
> Behalf Of Anne van Kesteren
> Sent: 26 January 2008 14:26
> To: Doug Jones; HTML WG Public List
> Subject: Re: lang and RFC3066
> 
> 
> On Sat, 26 Jan 2008 15:02:34 +0100, Doug Jones <doug_b_jones@mac.com>
> wrote:
> > The HTML5 spec at 3.4.3.states to use RFC3066 for the lang or xml:lang
> > attributes. This should be updated.
> 
> Maybe pointing to BCP47 is better so we don't have to address this each
> time they issue a new RFC.
> 
> 
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> Anne van Kesteren
> <http://annevankesteren.nl/>
> <http://www.opera.com/>
Received on Tuesday, 29 January 2008 17:33:12 UTC

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