Pending business

Phillips, Addison addison at
Mon Sep 15 19:05:15 CEST 2008

One may remove a prefix by replacing it with a "wider" prefix. For example, one could replace "be-Latn" with "be" at a later date.


Addison Phillips
Globalization Architect -- Lab126

Internationalization is not a feature.
It is an architecture.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ietf-languages-bounces at [mailto:ietf-languages-
> bounces at] On Behalf Of Kent Karlsson
> Sent: Monday, September 15, 2008 10:04 AM
> To: 'ietflang IETF Languages Discussion'
> Subject: RE: Pending business
> John Cowan wrote:
> > > How many prefixes can be in the registration?
> >
> > As many as you like, and we can always add more.
> Unless I missed something:
> Except that if you start with none, one cannot add any Prefix.
> And that one cannot remove a prefix, except by removing all.
> That is because an empty list of Prefixes exceptionally means
> "all", not "none", and one is not allowed to narrow a subtag's
> applicability, but it is allowed to widen it.
> 	/kent k
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