XML will want to take advantage of the increased functionality which the
revision of RFC 1766 (to include ISO 639-2 codes) will permit.
Ar 09:24 -0800 2000-04-25, scríobh Elliotte Rusty Harold:
>Has anybody noticed that XML 1.0 requires 2-letter and forbids
>three-letter language codes? From section 2.1.2 of the XML 1.0 spec:
>The Langcode may be any of the following:
> a two-letter language code as defined by [ISO 639], "Codes for the
> representation of names
> a language identifier registered with the Internet Assigned
> Numbers Authority [IANA]; these begin with the prefix "i-" (or "I-")
> a language identifier assigned by the user, or agreed on between parties
> in private use; these must begin with the prefix "x-" or "X-" in
> order to ensure that they do not conflict with names later
> standardized or registered with IANA
>Production 35 enforces this constraint.
>I think XML needs another erratum here to fix this.
Please wait until the RFC 1766 revision is published.
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