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   Re: Summary: xml:lang validity and RFC 1766 refs to outdated codes[long]

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  • From: Paul Grosso <pgrosso@arbortext.com>
  • To: "'xml-dev@lists.xml.org'" <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Date: Mon, 07 Aug 2000 17:33:02 -0500

At 15:42 2000 08 07 -0600, Mike Brown wrote:
>It has been argued that strict interpretations of RFC 1766 would have the
>effect of requiring values for XML 1.0's xml:lang attribute and HTML 4.01's
>lang attribute to be created from outdated language and country code lists.
>In a post to the ietf-languages list on 02 Aug 2000, Harald Alvestrand,
>author of RFC 1766, stated that his normative references to language and
>country code lists (e.g. ISO 639:1988 and ISO 3166:1988) are intended to be
>to those specific lists *and their future revisions*. This clarification
>allows for leniency in determination of both RFC 1766 conformance and
>external validity of language identifiers.

I am not posting to <unicode@unicode.org> as I am not subscribed, 
but someone who is might want to forward the following reference.

Have you seen the relevant XML 1.0 Errata at [1]?  


[1] http://www.w3.org/XML/xml-19980210-errata#E73


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