[Fwd]: Response to Mark's message]

John Cowan jcowan at reutershealth.com
Wed Apr 9 15:11:40 CEST 2003

Addison Phillips [wM] scripsit:

> //---------
> Although RFC3066bis identifiers are intended solely to identify natural
> languages, data processing may sometimes need to infer certain
> culturally and regionally affected settings or preferences from them.
> These settings are sometimes referred to as a "locale" and are generally
> constructed using identifiers that are similar to or indistinguishable
> from some RFC3066bis identifiers. When inferring these preferences from
> RFC3066bis, you should xxxxxx.....
> //------

I would have no problem with language like this in 3066bis.

John Cowan <jcowan at reutershealth.com> www.ccil.org/~cowan  www.reutershealth.com
Micropayment advocates mistakenly believe that efficient allocation of
resources is the purpose of markets.  Efficiency is a byproduct of market
systems, not their goal.  The reasons markets work are not because users
have embraced efficiency but because markets are the best place to allow
users to maximize their preferences, and very often their preferences are
not for conservation of cheap resources.  --Clay Shirkey

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