A database of language relationships (Re: Script codes in RFC 3066)
Harald Tveit Alvestrand
harald at alvestrand.no
Mon Apr 14 09:51:00 CEST 2003
You echo a dream I once had.....
--On onsdag, april 09, 2003 16:07:53 +0100 Caoimhin O Donnaile
<caoimhin at smo.uhi.ac.uk> wrote:
> I appreciate that. My feeling, though, without being any kind of
> expert on the subject, is that the long term aim should be for
> a system of atomic (unstructured) codes together with an online
> database giving:
> - hierarchic information for all extant codes
> - obsoleted codes together with any information on equivalent
> extant codes, and such hierarchic information as is still valid
> The database would be built into browsers and other software and
> an up-to-date version could be pulled in from the Internet in
> standard format as often as desired.
the big problems are:
- Who will define what goes into the database?
(as in "finding the Answer That Is Right Enough")
- Who will do the work of maintaining the database?
(as in "making sure it's available all the time, to everyone")
I despaired of finding a solution to these problems.
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