(iso639.2708) RE: ISO 639-2 decision: "mis"
dewell at roadrunner.com
Tue Jun 19 05:21:23 CEST 2007
Mark Davis <mark dot davis at icu dash project dot org> wrote:
> And the sad thing is that this instability in ISO codes is completely
> avoidable. There is a perfectly good way to have the same functionality
> *without* being unstable.
> - Have a code I'll call here "root" (to avoid any misunderstanding
> about the meaning of "mis".)
> - Have it be valid to tag any language content with "root".
> - State that one SHOULD tag as narrowly as possible, thus avoid
> "root" if there is a more specific language code.
In other words, a code element exactly like Kent's interpretation of "mis",
except that this "root" code element is being discussed in hypothetical
terms, as it should be.
Doug Ewell * Fullerton, California, USA * RFC 4645 * UTN #14
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