draft-phillips-langtags-08, process, specifications, and extensions

Harald Tveit Alvestrand harald at alvestrand.no
Mon Jan 3 13:59:15 CET 2005

[taking the IETF list off the CC]

--On lørdag, januar 01, 2005 14:06:32 -0500 Bruce Lilly <blilly at erols.com> 

>>  Date: 2004-12-30 12:11
>>  From: "Doug Ewell" <dewell at adelphia.net>
>>  To: ietf-languages at alvestrand.no
>> 1.  All tags valid under the generative RFC 3066bis syntax could have
>> been registered, and therefore would have been valid, under RFC 3066 as
>> well.
> Not so. RFC 3066 section 2.2 specifically requires for IANA registered
> tags:
> 1. the primary subtag be "i"
> 2. the second subtag consist of 3 to 8 characters.

careful. RFC 3066 says:

3. IANA registration procedure for language tags

   The procedure given here MUST be used by anyone who wants to use a
   language tag not given an interpretation in chapter 2.2 of this
   document or previously registered with IANA.

   This procedure MAY also be used to register information with the IANA
   about a tag defined by this document, for instance if one wishes to
   make publicly available a reference to the definition for a language
   such as sgn-US (American Sign Language).

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