From: Peter Constable (email@example.com)
Date: Wed May 12 2004 - 10:45:48 CDT
>Here I disagree; this area is very fuzzy. See
>especially the end.
During which you observe that "both [language IDs and locale IDs] are
somewhat nebulous concepts." (Of course, it's not the *IDs* that are
nebulous, but the types of category that they represent: "language" and
I don't have time at the moment for a detailed discussion, (or to finish
reading what's here and in TR35) but have been meaning to comment on
this topic in relation to TR35, so will briefly comment here: these
concepts will remain nebulous until people understand a fundamental
A "language" is an attribute of content, and a "language" ID is used for
declaration of that attribute.
A "locale" is an operational mode of software processes, and a "locale"
ID is used in APIs to set or determine that mode.
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