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From: Henry Zongaro <zongaro@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2004 13:41:51 -0500
To: Igor Hersht <igorh@ca.ibm.com>
Cc: public-qt-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF61BBA27D.A2685845-ON8525705A.006A4D59-85256E69.0066B501@ca.ibm.com>


     In [1] you submitted the following comment:

Igor Hersht wrote on 2004-01-11 05:01:13 PM:
> lang attribute used in xsl:number(12 Numbering)
> and xsl:sort (13.1 The xsl:sort Element) language argument used in
> date formatting functions (16.5 Formatting Dates and Times)
> format-dateTime, format-date, format-time
> The attribute and arguments have common rules "The effective
> value of the attribute must be a value that would be valid for
> the xml:lang attribute"
> (http://www.w3.org/TR/1998/REC-xml-19980210#sec-lang-tag).
> The specs define precisely mapping from value of the attribute to ISO 
> language
> and ISO 3166 country codes.
> Problem Mapping from a value of the attribute to a variant code is not
> specified.
>  Solution
> A variant code should be constructed from the substring after the second
> tag separator
> by converting the substring to upper case and replacing all '-' 
> with '_'.
> The variant code is ignored, if implementation cannot find a resources 
> the variant code
> with given ISO-639 language and ISO-3166 country code. A warning message
> should be issued
> in this case. Changes in behavior caused by the variant are 
> defined.

     Thank you for submitting your comment.

     The XSL Working Group discussed your comment.  The working group 
decide not to make any change to XSLT 2.0. The working group felt that 
this sort of information about variants wouldn't be appropriate in XSLT 
2.0, but would be more appropriate in a specification that is a successor 
to RFC 3066.

     May I ask you to confirm that this is an acceptable response to your 


Henry Zongaro      Xalan development
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