no linguistic content tag (was RE: Mandarin Chinese, Simplified
Harald Tveit Alvestrand
harald at alvestrand.no
Thu Jun 16 08:42:14 CEST 2005
--On 15. juni 2005 12:18 -0700 Addison Phillips
<addison.phillips at quest.com> wrote:
> "No linguistic content" as opposed to the empty tag, that is, a
> declaration of the content not being composed of natural language?
> I'm not sure I like the idea.
I'm sure I don't like the idea.
This is another instance of using the language tag to make a statement
about the content that is not about which language it has.
And anyone who's tried to debug code written by a Frenchman without knowing
French will cheerfully contest the idea that programming language has no
linguistic content :-)
But it's a 639 matter, not really an LTRU or ietf-languages matter,
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