Linguasphere -- An appeal for clarity
Misha.Wolf at reuters.com
Fri Jun 4 19:31:56 CEST 2004
RFC 3066 already has a rule for the exclusion of certain ISO 639-2
codes. It could also have a rule for the exclusion of certain ISO
639-6 codes (such as "exclude all codes").
Product and Platform Architecture Group
From: jcowan at reutershealth.com [mailto:jcowan at reutershealth.com]
Sent: 04 June 2004 18:14
To: Misha Wolf
Cc: Jeremy Carroll; ietf-languages at iana.org
Subject: Re: Linguasphere -- An appeal for clarity
Misha Wolf scripsit:
> It is about language identification so it clearly overlaps our
> domain of interest. If it were a Good Thing but unsuited for
> eg "Accept-Language" and "xml:lang" then it would be perfectly
> fine for it to be adopted as an ISO standard and for some other
> RFC (or other spec) to define how it is to be used, eg in XML,
> for example via linguasphere:lang="abcd".
I can't agree with you there. If Linguasphere becomes ISO 639-6 (as
Ethnologue is becoming ISO 639-3, not without changes), then there will
be to say the least pressures to accept 639-6 codes in some successor
to RFC 3066. This is not about a whole separate ISO standard, it is
a different part to the existing ISO standard that RFC 3066 is already
making use of. Its overall suitability has to be discussed here.
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