Variant subtag proposal: Høgnorsk variety of Norwegian

Leif Halvard Silli xn--mlform-iua at
Sat Jan 2 02:16:44 CET 2010

John Cowan, Fri, 1 Jan 2010 19:27:00 -0500:
> Thorgeir Holm scripsit:

>> It is vital that 'no-hognorsk' be valid, the practical circumstances in 
>> Norwegian language tagging being as chaotic as they are. 
> In no case will "no-hognorsk" be invalid.  The Prefix: field in a
> variant subtag is essentially a soapbox: if we put a (partial) tag in
> the field, we are saying that it is sensible to use this subtag with
> that partial tag.  We are not saying even by implication that other
> combinations do not make sense, and in fact we have no way to do so
> (short of an explicit comment to that effect).

I suggest to have an explicit comment saying that 'hognorsk' should not 
use 'nb' as prefix, as that would be a contradiction in terms.
leif halvard silli

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