RFC 3066bis: Philosophical objection (harsh)
everson at evertype.com
Mon Dec 29 16:30:04 CET 2003
At 11:24 +0100 2003-12-29, Keld Jørn Simonsen wrote:
>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.
I would like someone to summarize what it is that
all this would mean to me. I have not had the
time to look at this draft in any meaningful way,
and am not really likely to be able to do in the
Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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