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Re: Extraneous reference to 3166 in appmanifest

From: <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 22:21:19 +0200
To: "Phillips, Addison" <addison@lab126.com>, "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-Id: <140591472070079@webcorp02g.yandex-team.ru>
Hi Addison, I raised https://github.com/w3c/manifest/issues/488 with your text. That's the preferred way to raise issues on the manifest spec...

cheers

24.08.2016, 21:37, "Phillips, Addison" <addison@lab126.com>:
> Dear Webapps,
>
> I was looking at [1] today. I noticed this text in section 8.2:
>
> --
> A language tag is a string that matches the production of a Language-Tag defined in the [BCP47] specifications (see the IANA Language Subtag Registry for an authoritative list of possible values, see also the Maintenance Agency for ISO 3166 country codes)
> --
>
> I'm wondering why the reference to ISO 3166 country codes is maintained in addition to the IANA Language Subtag Registry. The IANA registry contains all of the 3166 values in a stabilized fashion and tracks changes to 3166. Is there a purpose to maintaining the additional reference (especially since other standards referenced by BCP 47 are not mentioned (e.g. ISO 639-1/-2/-3, UN M.49, ISO15927)?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Addison
>
> [1] https://www.w3.org/TR/appmanifest/#lang-member
>
> Addison Phillips
> Principal SDE, I18N Architect (Amazon)
> Chair (W3C I18N WG)
>
> Internationalization is not a feature.
> It is an architecture.

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