New draft submitted of 3066bis...

John Cowan jcowan at
Tue Nov 2 16:12:18 CET 2004

Chris Lilley scripsit:

> Actually it would be good to clarify which of these applies for 3066 as
> well; it seems abundantly clear to me that a) applies but this has been
> disputed.


What kind of funny stuff are these disputers smoking?  RFC 3066 plainly says:

>    The syntax of this tag in ABNF [RFC 2234] is:
>     Language-Tag = Primary-subtag *( "-" Subtag )
>     Primary-subtag = 1*8ALPHA
>     Subtag = 1*8(ALPHA / DIGIT)
>    The productions ALPHA and DIGIT are imported from RFC 2234; they
>    denote respectively the characters A to Z in upper or lower case and
>    the digits from 0 to 9.  The character "-" is HYPHEN-MINUS (ABNF:
>    %x2D).

There aren't and can't be any non-ASCII characters in RFC 3066 language tags.
John Cowan  jcowan at
If a soldier is asked why he kills people who have done him no harm, or a
terrorist why he kills innocent people with his bombs, they can always
reply that war has been declared, and there are no innocent people in an
enemy country in wartime.  The answer is psychotic, but it is the answer
that humanity has given to every act of aggression in history.  --Northrop Frye

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