Script codes in RFC 3066

Sean M. Burke sburke at
Wed Apr 9 12:20:06 CEST 2003

At 4/9/2003 01:38 PM -0400, John Cowan wrote:
>Using hierarchical reduction may or may not be useful.  In the new world, 
>at least it will be possible for the majority of tags to reduce more 
>cleverly, and allow de-1996 to match de-ch on the basis of common 
>language. We can't ever expect to get it 100% correct.

I quite agree.

The questions I always ask of a proposed system:
* Is it overengineered?
* Does it make simple things simple?
* Does it make hard things possible?
* Are there sane defaults?
* Does it require the typical user to dance around for reasons that are 
motivated only by rare cases?
* How many licks does it take?

Sean M. Burke  sburke at

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