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Subject: Likely genericode 1.0 impact on UBL genericode files

I'm currently working on changes to the genericode 1.0 Schema after the  
first public review.  One thing that was noted by the committee was that  
genericode uses "xml:lang" to indicate in one part of the document what  
the language is in *another* part of the document.  It turns out that the  
semantics of "xml:lang" are that its intended scope is only within the  
element in which it occurs, so the genericode Schema isn't using it  

This is my mistake, I was following a notional design rule of "if you need  
a language code, use an 'xml:lang' attribute", and it turns out that this  
rule often isn't appropriate.  The Code List Representation TC currently  
intends to change 'xml:lang' to 'Lang' to fix the issue.  However, this  
will impact the current UBL genericode files, which use 'xml:lang'.  If  
you want to comment on this to the TC, please post an e-mail to the Code  
List Representation TC comments list


or to me directly.  Thanks,

Cheers, Tony.
Anthony B. Coates
Senior Partner
Miley Watts LLP
Experts In Data
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