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Date submitted:
Fri, 13/03/2015 - 3:03pm
Submitted by:
Anisha

When publishing a government web page the language that the content is written in should be robustly identified so that users can search for and access content in the language they need. The proposal is to use HTML lang and xml:lang attributes to declare the language of a body of text and follow the W3C and IETF recommended best practice to use one of the codes cited in the IANA Language Tag registry, a superset of the ISO 639-1 (2002) language codes.

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Date submitted:
Fri, 13/03/2015 - 2:52pm
Submitted by:
Anisha

When entering an address or affiliation for an organisation, users need be able to name a country, province or state in a reliable way. The proposal is to use ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 codes to denote an international country, with the exception of UK nations which should use extended codes.

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Date submitted:
Fri, 06/03/2015 - 12:24pm
Submitted by:
charliemccay

UCUM is used widely in eHealth in the UK and internationally (HL7 and DICOM).  It has been specifically developed to meet the requirements of machine processable representation of units in a form that is also convenient for human readers.   

UCUM uses a limited characterset, and a simple formal syntax for expressing units in a way that is familiar easily understood by humans, and unambiguous for systems. 

There is a formal sytax and defined set of terminal (atomic) units ensuring that the vast majority of units can be directly expressed.  There is robust governance on the specification so the set can be extended as new requirements are identified, and a mechanism for indicating where locally defined units have been used where appropriate.

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