[Ltru] Invalid time in the language registry file (Was: [ietf-languages-announcements] Updates to the Language Subtag registries

Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer@nic.fr> Wed, 12 January 2011 08:10 UTC

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From: Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer@nic.fr>
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Subject: [Ltru] Invalid time in the language registry file (Was: [ietf-languages-announcements] Updates to the Language Subtag registries
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On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 12:50:41PM -0800,
 Language Subtag Registry Update Announce <ietf-languages-announcements@iana.org> wrote 
 a message of 106 lines which said:

> IANA has registered or modified the following region subtags:
> 
> AN

Unfortunately, the date of the file has not been updated. HTTP
reports, for <http://www.iana.org/assignments/language-subtag-registry>:

  Last-Modified: Fri, 01 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT

As a result, tools which try to be nice with IANA, by performing a
conditional HTTP GET, fail:

% curl  --output language-subtag-registry.TMP --compressed   --proxy '' --time-cond '20101027 04:00:00'  http://www.iana.org/assignments/language-subtag-registry        
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
  0     0    0     0    0     0      0      0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:--     0

Consequence: automatic translations of the registry lag behind:

http://www.langtag.net/registries.html