Update of en-scouse registration

Harald Tveit Alvestrand harald@alvestrand.no
Wed, 16 Oct 2002 21:55:50 +0200

Like Michael, I am skeptical of moving an existing registration without 
VERY good reason. We'd effectively be forcing all (both?) who care about 
en-scouse as a language tag to support matching of two tags roughly forever.

Besides, we might discover that there's a colony of Liverpudlians in 
Australia one day :-)


who is still frustrated at having to deprecate no-bok in favour of nb...

--On 4. oktober 2002 15:46 +0100 Jon Hanna <jon@spin.ie> wrote:

> Any views on the registration below. I'm asking list-members informally
> first since it deprecates a current registration.
> Name of requester          : Jon Hanna
> E-mail address of requester: jon@spin.ie
> Tag to be registered       : en-GB-scouse
> English name of language   : English Liverpudlian dialect known as
> 'Scouse'
> Native name of language (transcribed into ASCII): Scouse
> References to published description of the language (book or article):
> Shaw, Frank, Spiegl, Fritz, and Kelly, Stan. Lern Yerself Scouse
> Volume 1: How to Talk Proper in Liverpool. Liverpool, UK: Scouse Press,
> 1966-1996.
> Lane, Linacre. Lern Yerself Scouse Volume 2: The ABZ of
> Scouse. Liverpool, UK: Scouse Press, 1966-1996.
> Minard, Brian. Lern Yerself Scouse Volume 3: Wersia Sensa Yuma?
> Liverpool, UK: Scouse Press, 1966-1996.
> Unknown. Lern Yerself Scouse Volume 4: The Language of Laura Norder.
> Liverpool, UK: Scouse Press, 1966-1996.
> Szlamp. Oxford English Dictionary (Online Abstract): The definition of
> the word 'Scouser', 'Scouser' Liverpool, UK:
> http://www.scouser.com/define/, 1996-Present (via Active Update).
> Any other relevant information:
> This is a modification to the registration of the tag en-scouse made by
> Keith Szlamp (keith@szlamp.com) as detailed at
> http://www.iana.org/assignments/lang-tags/en-scouse. The purpose of the
> modification is to have to code more accurately reflect the fact that
> Scouse is a British dialect of English, by identifying it as a
> sub-dialect of en-GB.
> en-scouse is deprecated by this registration.
> The primary advantage of such a modification is in better matching stated
> language preferences with returned resource representations.
> For example if a webserver is asked for the en-GB-scouse representation
> of a document and it has an en-GB and en-US version available it could
> correctly infer that the en-GB version most closely matches the request.
> Such an inference is not automatically available with the tag en-scouse.
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