Curmudgeonly response to the zh-Han* registrations
Harald Tveit Alvestrand
harald at alvestrand.no
Thu Feb 10 14:32:09 CET 2005
I just want to remind people that registration of tags will follow RFC 3066
until 3066bis is accepted. While I have accepted the argument for the
generative mechanism envisioned there, I still claim that the 3066 ruleset
does NOT permit registration of tags where the references do not contain
information sufficient to distinguish the "language" being registered from
> Note: The purpose of the "published description" is intended as an
> aid to people trying to verify whether a language is registered, or
> what language a particular tag refers to. In most cases, reference
> to an authoritative grammar or dictionary of the language will be
> useful; in cases where no such work exists, other well known works
> describing that language or in that language may be appropriate. The
> language tag reviewer decides what constitutes a "good enough"
> reference material.
In the case of multiple references giving *exactly the same* reference
material, I would like to insist that AT LEAST the references contain
chapter or section numbers to the parts of the works that describe how one
tag differs from the other.
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