Re: [Ltru] Re: Re: proto-draft-10

Addison Phillips <addison@yahoo-inc.com> Tue, 04 December 2007 01:14 UTC

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John Cowan wrote:
> 
>> As explained earlier  5*8( ALPHA )  limits implementation freedom if
>> there would be ever a variant and a language using the same subtag.
> 
> Rules for the first subtag don't apply to later subtags, period.
> The fact that you'd like them all to be unique doesn't make it so.
> 

Moreover, it has never been the case that subtags were unique. Witness: 
"de-de".

Addison

-- 
Addison Phillips
Globalization Architect -- Yahoo! Inc.
Chair -- W3C Internationalization Core WG

Internationalization is an architecture.
It is not a feature.


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