comments on the draft - 2

Harald Tveit Alvestrand harald at
Fri Jun 11 09:46:24 CEST 2004

--On 8. juni 2004 00:22 -0700 Peter Constable <petercon at> 

>    o  For information objects whose purpose is to provide alternatives,
>       the set of tags associated with it should be regarded as a hint
>       that the content is provided in several languages, and that one
>       has to inspect each of the alternatives in order to find its
>       language or languages. In this case, a tag with multiple
> languages...
> </quote>
> A tag as defined in this RFC cannot denote multiple languages (unless it
> uses a collective ID from ISO 639-2 -- but I don't think that's what was
> in mind).

note that this example talks about a "set" of tags - the sequence "en, fi, 
fr" obviously denotes more than one language.

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