[Ltru] RE: [newsml-2] japanese scripts
lucp at skopos.be
Sat Feb 11 17:57:06 CET 2006
Harald Tveit Alvestrand wrote:
> my advice would be to use them - and let the bureaucracies of the IETF
> take their own sweet time.
> The only thing we can do to help them along is to finish the comparator
> draft (and - shame on me - I need to review it again :-( )
And what should I do ?
As some of you may recall, I submitted a request for registration of
el-Latn (Greek with Latin script) in September last year, under the then
current RFC 3066 rules. The registration was approved on 28 Sept 2005.
It is my understanding that it should have been added to the
then-current registry but it was not.
The registry is now closed (FWIW, it is unclear to me when, by whom
and on what formal grounds, since RFC 3066 is still BCP and BCP47 still
points to RFC3066), the current version of "the successor to RFC 3066"
(from my layman's reading of
still in draft, has been so since 14 October 2005 and will expire on 17
April 2006, i.e. in about two months.
I suppose the advice would be the same: just go ahead and use it to
your hearts desire. Which, in my book, translates to: just ignore IETF
standards and do as you please.
Which leaves me wondering why I bothered. It has been a waste of
time. Silly me.
Extrapolating, I wonder why anyone would bother to submit anything
for registration at all, if the outcome is "just go ahead and use it"
If IETF/IANA wants to make itself irrelevant, it only has to keep
the various registrations proces(ses) as "efficient and smooth" as they
apparently are and stand by as people do what they need to do to fulfill
real needs they have in real life.
Just a view from the outside ...
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