ISSUE-4: Language tag references

Language tag references

State:
CLOSED
Product:
woff
Raised by:
Richard Ishida
Opened on:
2010-12-15
Description:
6.2.1 Extended Metadata Block
http://www.w3.org/TR/WOFF/#Metadata

WG Reviewed: Yes

"The possible values for the lang attribute can be found in the IANA Subtag Registry [Subtag]."

This implies that you can only use single subtags, since that is what the registry contains (with the exception of a few undesirable redundant and grandfathered tags.)

We think this should actually say:

"The possible values for the lang attribute MUST conform to BCP 47."

An there should be an entry for BCP 47 in the References section.

Similarly, the sentence

" A user agent displaying metadata is expected to choose a preferred language/locale to display from among those available, following RFC 4647 [RFC-4647]."

Would be better as

"A user agent displaying metadata is expected to choose a preferred language/locale to display from among those available, following a matching algorithm such as the lookup algorithm specified in BCP 47 (currently RFC 4647)."
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  3. Re: Update on I18n-ISSUE-4: Language tag references (from ishida@w3.org on 2011-06-02)
  4. Update on I18n-ISSUE-4: Language tag references (from chris@w3.org on 2011-06-01)
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Current status:

Proposal from CL to accept.

Richard Ishida, 14 Apr 2011, 19:04:04

Mail sent to accept resolution.

Richard Ishida, 2 Jun 2011, 08:52:50

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