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Re: lang and RFC3066

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 23:12:20 +0000 (UTC)
To: Doug Jones <doug_b_jones@mac.com>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Cc: HTML WG Public List <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0908102312030.6420@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Sat, 26 Jan 2008, Doug Jones wrote:
> 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 This superseded RFC3066.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.

On Sat, 26 Jan 2008, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> Maybe pointing to BCP47 is better so we don't have to address this each 
> time they issue a new RFC.

On Tue, 29 Jan 2008, Richard Ishida wrote:
> 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.)


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