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xmllint bug affecting some African languages (a chance for community pressure)
Submitted by bansp on Sun, 2010-02-28 18:17
Those of us who meddle with XML for Language Technology and happen to use the xmllint parser may already know that it can't handle the so-called "primary language tag" in the @xml:lang attribute set to anything else but a two-letter code (one of the old ISO-639-1 language codes). This means that you can validate e.g. Southern Sotho documents with @xml:lang="st", but you can't validate Northern Sotho documents with @xml:lang="nso".
This is a bug in the parser, reported here:
If this bug has a chance to affect you, you might want to register with the Gnome bugzilla and add your address to the CC list (this is an equivalent of voting. Of course, submitting a patch would be the optimal solution, but sometimes community pressure alone works wonders.