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RE: HTML Time Zone proposal

From: Shawn Steele <Shawn.Steele@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 17:52:18 +0000
To: Cameron Jones <cmhjones@gmail.com>, "Phillips, Addison" <addison@lab126.com>
CC: "www-international@w3.org" <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CY1PR0301MB0731983BA09614710086D1D182240@CY1PR0301MB0731.namprd03.prod.outlook.com>
> Part of a locale includes a region designation which is a geographic component, so i would say that it's harder to remove location from locale and purely define a locale as a language and void of geography.

BCP-47 language tags fail some cases because you can't represent "Canadian English speaker in the United States".  It's being overloaded to represent things that aren't always a good fit.  I'd much prefer discrete language, region, Timezone, currency, etc fields.  

-Shawn


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