Language for taxonomic names, redux
petercon at microsoft.com
Wed Feb 22 23:49:14 CET 2017
But relying on a language tag to achieve style effects is not a good basis for adding a subtag since a language tag isn't necessary to define styles, and classes can just as easily be used.
From: pigsotwing at gmail.com [mailto:pigsotwing at gmail.com] On Behalf Of Andy Mabbett
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:50 AM
To: Peter Constable <petercon at microsoft.com>
Cc: ietflang IETF Languages Discussion <ietf-languages at iana.org>
Subject: Re: Language for taxonomic names, redux
On 22 February 2017 at 18:48, Peter Constable <petercon at microsoft.com> wrote:
> From: Ietf-languages [mailto:ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no] On
> Behalf Of Andy Mabbett
>> I've set out several additional use-cases previously, including:
>> * Selection for styling by CSS
> So <span class="bioTaxonomy"> isn't sufficient how?
Sufficient for what? I made no argument that such markup is not suffcemnt /merely/ for styling; I provided an example of how a language tag might be sued
> The request for a use case isn't merely asking for hypothetical ways
> in which a subtag might possibly be used, but rather is asking for ways in which it would _likely_ be used.
It would /likely be used in the manner described.
See for eample:
I know several people who already use this technique.
> you have to provide reason to believe that (a) TTS engines for the
> particular varieties in question are likely to be created, and (b)
> that there is a community of users that would likely markup up content so as to take advantage of that.
See the Wikipedia (& sister project) case I gave earlier. I'm quite sure that my colleagues and friends who maintain taxonomic directories (at the UK & US National History Museums, BirdGuides, BBC, BTO, RSPB, and many more) would follow suit. See also the case made by Gregor Hagedorn in 2008.
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