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IETF Matching of Language Tags

Date added 10 August 2009
Last edited 12 November 2009

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IETF Matching of Language Tags


IETF Matching of Language Tags describes a syntax, for matching language tags to a user„s preference list. It defines two matching methodologies; filtering and lookup. Implementations include language negotiation or content selection.

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Digital Archive Standards

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Metadata Content Standards

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Referenced Standards

Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0: 2004
IETF RFC 1766: March 1995, Tags for the Identification of Languages
IETF RFC 2119: March 1997, Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate Requirement Levels
IETF RFC 2277: January 1998, IETF Policy on Character Sets and Languages
IETF RFC 2616 errata: October 2004, HTTP/1.1 Specification Errata
IETF RFC 2616: June 1999, Hypertext Transfer Protocol - HTTP/1.1
IETF RFC 3066: January 2001, Tags for the Identification of Languages
IETF RFC 3282: May 2002, Content Language Headers
IETF RFC 4234: October 2005, Augmented BNF for Syntax Specifications: ABNF
IETF RFC 4646: September 2006, Tags for Identifying Languages