RFC 3066bis: Philosophical objection (harsh)

Keld Jørn Simonsen keld at dkuug.dk
Mon Dec 29 11:24:21 CET 2003

On Sun, Dec 28, 2003 at 10:26:56AM -0800, Doug Ewell wrote:
> Harald Tveit Alvestrand <harald at alvestrand dot no> wrote:
> >> 4. "Silly subtag generation" should not be an issue. It has always
> >> been possible to create 'silly' tags or at least tags with dubious
> >> meaning with the generative mechanism. 'es-AQ', 'sv-CO', et cetera.
> >
> > Yes, and at times I think that the inclusion of the ISO 639 generative
> > mechanism in RFC 1766 was a mistake, exactly for this reason.
> Having to register each language-country combination individually would
> introduce significant overhead and delay.  Each previously unencoded
> combination would have to be approved separately, and would be subject
> to lengthy subsequent debate over whether it should have been encoded,
> should be deprecated, etc.

I don't think it is significant overhead. I am for registering
each tag wholly as per Harald's arguments.

Best seasons greetings

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