Review of draft-phillips-langtags-03

Harald Tveit Alvestrand harald at
Tue Jul 6 12:57:35 CEST 2004

--On 29. juni 2004 21:40 -0700 Doug Ewell <dewell at> wrote:

>> Interchanging private-use subtags is not something that should be
>> absolutely outlawed, in my opinion. But if it is to be mentioned at
>> all, it needs to have a LARGE caveat that such use MUST be "only
>> between consenting adults".
>> Private-use subtags are simply useless for information exchange
>> without prior arrangement.
> Has this really been a problem, that people throw private-use tags
> around without any prior agreement as to what they mean?

Not in language tags.
In email headers, it has been a major headache.


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