Re: [ssac-gnso-irdwg] IRD-WG/Related Meetings in Cartagena and Next Meeting
- To: Steve Sheng <steve.sheng@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [ssac-gnso-irdwg] IRD-WG/Related Meetings in Cartagena and Next Meeting
- From: "James M. Galvin" <jgalvin@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2010 14:03:40 -0500
RFC 5646 defines a syntax language tag, including an IANA registry for
values. It does not speak to the issue of how one includes a language
tag in the Whois, or any service or application that uses it. My
question is unrelated to this information.
Recovering context from my earlier message:
• Have the WG considered adding a language tag to the contact data?
>> This, in fact, is exactly one of the problems. Whois protocol has
no language tag
>> capabilities. This is why it needs to be replaced.
Adding a language tag to the Whois output is not a sufficient
technical solution. The Whois protocol output is freeform so the
first question is how a client finds this information so it can use
it. Then there's the question of what it applies to (data, labels,
etc.). And I can think of almost 12 more technical questions that
come up from the apparently straightforward suggestion to just add a
This really is a protocol issue and one of the basic reasons that
Whois needs to be replaced.
On Dec 5, 2010, at 3:25 PM, Steve Sheng wrote:
Hi Rafik, I was informed that there is actually an RFC for it.
On 12/5/10 12:19 PM, "Rafik Dammak" <rafik.dammak@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
[Steve Sheng] I think the proposal is to have a language tag as a
data element, not at the protocol level, so I would envision
something a data entry like: language/script: Arabic.
language or script, for example some languages are using Arab
script, I guess that we may need script tag too?