[Ltru] Re: proto-draft-10

"Frank Ellermann" <nobody@xyzzy.claranet.de> Tue, 04 December 2007 02:12 UTC

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Addison Phillips wrote:
 
>> 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".

With a case sensitive decomposition into regularized subtags it's
de-DE and "de" != "DE".  The 5*8( ALPHA )  case is the only case
where "regularized" subtags starting with ALPHA can't be used 
directly as xml:id (if there happens to be an identical variant
subtag).

 Frank



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