Counting Heads

Doug Ewell dewell at
Fri May 30 09:25:53 CEST 2003

John Cowan <cowan at mercury dot ccil dot org> wrote:

>> Can an application really "support" or "adhere to" RFC 3066 while
>> only recognizing one or two tags?
> I'm not sure if this is jest or earnest, or some slippery ground
> between.  (Remembering the millennia-old chestnut about boys and
> frogs.)  Or in en-internet, "Are you trolling me?"

Trolling?  You know me better than that.

> Anyhow, I would certainly think it bad design (because not robust)
> to complain about invalid tags that I don't understand.  If I were
> writing a multilingual spelling checker with materials to hand, it
> would understand en-us, en-gb, and de-*, and reject anything else,
> whether valid nv or invalid xxx.

OK, that was the counterexample I was looking for.  Thanks.

-Doug Ewell
 Fullerton, California

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