Swiss german, spoken
JFC (Jefsey) Morfin
jefsey at jefsey.com
Wed Jun 15 02:58:58 CEST 2005
At 01:48 15/06/2005, Karen_Broome at spe.sony.com wrote:
>Well-formed XML uses the xml:lang attribute to specify the content
>language, not a <language> tag, though that would work in an informal use.
>I was speaking of the formal use for which RFC 3066 is prescribed.
I am afraid you are discussing a gray area. The Internet content comes from
text. All the issues discussed here are text related. Obviously today text
is only part of language support and the ecosystem is multilingual,
multimedia, multimode, multitechnology, multi-etc. I say that this
Registry is able to answer that need. This is not the way this list sees
its own charter and not the charter of the WG-ltru, which are to add script
only, meaning restricting RFC 3066 to only one medium. This is not our only
need: we need to stay fully in tune with the ISO standards which want to be
multilingual, multimedia, multimode, multitechnology and with the ISO
registry scheme for scalability and conflict containment.
This is why we will build a consistent extended Language Identidication
Scheme in using x-tags. Outside of the IANA registry to comply with the
ICANN experimentation criteria (ICP-3) we adhere to. This mailing list is
the only one I know to discuss RFC 3066 applications, So, I will continue
documenting this project in here, since http://rfc3066.org would mean a
kind of split/balkanisation, none wants to risk.
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