draft-phillips-langtags-08, process, specifications,
cowan at ccil.org
Mon Jan 3 05:01:34 CET 2005
Bruce Lilly scripsit:
> The following rules apply to the second subtag:
> - All 2-letter subtags are interpreted as ISO 3166 alpha-2 country
> codes from [ISO 3166], or subsequently assigned by the ISO 3166
> maintenance agency or governing standardization bodies, denoting
> the area to which this language variant relates.
> - Tags with second subtags of 3 to 8 letters may be registered with
> IANA, according to the rules in chapter 5 of this document.
> - Tags with 1-letter second subtags may not be assigned except after
> revision of this standard.
> That does not permit tags with two-letter second subtags to be registered
> in the IANA registry;
That would be an incorrect inference on your part.
This rule controls the interpretation of 2-letter subtags in the second
position, and says that tags with second subtags of 3-8 letters may be
registered. It does *not* say that tags with 2-letter subtags in the
second position must not be registered; they can be and have been.
> Granted, it could be clearer.
Granted, it could say what you think it says. But it doesn't.
> No, a strict RFC 3066 parser will not be able to identify "sr-Latn"
> or "sr-Latn-CS" as valid tags.
But merely because they are unregistered.
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