dewell at roadrunner.com
Wed May 16 17:18:12 CEST 2007
Michael Everson <everson at evertype dot com> wrote:
> At 13:17 +0200 2007-05-13, Frank Ellermann wrote:
>> It's the purpose of the language subtag registry to protect the Internet
>> from incompatible changes or similar surprises.
> Forgive me, but I was under the impression that the registry was a bit
> more than a condom. Its primary purpose is to allow the registration of
> entities which are not otherwise encoded.
Protecting against incompatible ISO changes is certainly "a" purpose of the
Registry; RFC 4646 states this in Section 8 and elsewhere.
The Registry serves many other useful purposes as well, and I don't see any
benefit in arguing over which is "the" most important.
Doug Ewell * Fullerton, California, USA * RFC 4645 * UTN #14
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