draft-phillips-langtags-08, process, sp ecifications,
"stability", and extensions
jcowan at reutershealth.com
Thu Jan 6 21:50:10 CET 2005
Dave Singer scripsit:
> as has been beautifully pointed out on the list, that is a view that
> is lingo-centric. If what I am trying to differentiate is the price
> (and the currency of the price) of an item, the country may be much
> more important than the script that the price is written in. (this
> is also an example for the last point below).
Using the language-tag to retrieve the country implicitly referenced
in the content is far more unreliable than prefix-matching. Just
because this document is written in en-US doesn't mean I can't
refer to the price of some consumer device as 200,000 yen.
> I repeat, I don't
> think truncation -- and hence prefix-matching -- is very stable or
> nearly universally applicable enough to be mentioned.
It's there to clarify the rule already given in RFC 3066.
> Whereas I do
> believe compatibility of ordering with 3066 is important.
RFC 3066 already supports tags that don't fit.
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