[Fwd]: Response to Mark's message]

Mark Davis mark.davis at jtcsv.com
Wed Apr 9 12:29:51 CEST 2003

Me neither. It helps to distinguish them more clearly.

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----- Original Message -----
From: "John Cowan" <jcowan at reutershealth.com>
To: "Addison Phillips [wM]" <aphillips at webmethods.com>
Cc: "Ietf-languages" <Ietf-languages at alvestrand.no>; "Francois Yergeau"
<FYergeau at alis.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2003 11:11
Subject: Re: [Fwd]: Response to Mark's message]

> 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
> 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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