From: "David Tooke" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > > Is it true that one would not be able set their browser locales to
> > > languages as it appears ISO 639 is a pre-requisite for this?
> > I do not think that is universally true, no.
> But according to RFC-1766 that governs the language tags in HTML and in
> HTTP, only two character ISO 639 language codes, 'i' tags registered with
> the IANA and 'x' private tags are valid.
> There seem very few languages registered with IANA and certainly none of
> ones mentioned earlier.
> Similiarly, this seems to be the same as far as Java locales is too, they
> not it seems actually validate the language, but from the documentation it
> seems that is what is expected. Do you think it is possible that some
> agents could have language strings using (say) the 3 character language
> identifiers, i.e. "syr"?
Well, I do know that IE (all versions) supports any random nonsense you want
to place in there.... so it can definitely take 3-letter names. Its up to
the site what they want to do with it.
> >BTW - I try not answer stupid questions, so you can assume I disagree
> >your characterization since I answered them. :-)
> You're very gracious. :-)
Nah, they just seemed like good questions.
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