[whatwg] Language codes: RFC 3066 versus RFC 4646
ian at hixie.ch
Mon Aug 10 16:46:24 PDT 2009
On Fri, 3 Apr 2009, Alex Bishop wrote:
> In several places in HTML5 (specifically, sections 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124 and
> 5.11.1), the specification states that certain attribute values must be
> valid RFC 3066 language codes.
> However, RFC 3066 was replaced by RFC 4646 (and RFC 4647) in September
> Is there a reason that HTML5 refers to the older standard or is this
> just an oversight?
On Fri, 3 Apr 2009, Masataka Yakura wrote:
> I think the current plan is to point to BCP 47, since RFC 4646 is "soon"
> to be replaced by its successor .
>  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2008Jan/0298.html
On Fri, 3 Apr 2009, Michael(tm) Smith wrote:
> And the general plan is to at some point(s) (e.g., before taking the W3C
> version to Last call) do a thorough review and update of all the
> references/citations to whatever the current versions are that they
> should point to at that time. It's maybe not all that useful to try to
> keep them up to date piecemeal along the way.
I'm now going through the references. I've updated the RFC3066 references
to point to BCP47.
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