Summary: de-DE-1996 is better than de-1996-DE

John Clews
Tue, 30 Apr 2002 20:19:53 GMT

Michael Everson wrote:

> > Please give a clear and unambiguous "I prefer X" and indicate whether 
> > you can live with the other or not.

In relation to the DE.... registrations:

I prefer de-DE-1996, for reasons of continuity with other assignments
of language-then-code citation order.

It will make for more consistent parsing.

There are cases where language-date-country may well be logical.
However, for DE.... etc, I prefer de-DE-1996.