FW: Re: draft 10 and 3166

Addison Phillips addison.phillips at quest.com
Thu Feb 17 18:59:23 CET 2005

> From: Addison Phillips
> Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2005 9:58 AM
> To: 'ietf-languages at alvestrand.no'
> Subject: Re: draft 10 and 3166
> Frank Ellermann opined:
> <q>
> If YU, NH, and IM are open for a future debate here, then it
> could be better if you avoid these codes as examples in the
> draft.  In the worst case - if you want to be compatible with
> RfC 1766 - you need all "officially assigned" country codes
> 1996.  That would kill DD, SF, NH, and SU, but still allow TP,
> YU, and ZR.  Probably I forgot some odd cases.  Bye, Frank
> </q>
> I tend to agree about the use of problematic items in the draft, although
> I also note that some of these items are interesting in the draft
> precisely because of ISO 3166's assignment/unassignment of the codes.
> The draft registry is being maintained by Doug Ewell and decisions made
> about inclusion/exclusion of certain codes (and, perhaps more important,
> the *reasons* for inclusion/exclusion) are part of his thinking about the
> current contents of that version of the registry.
> I'd send the link, but if you look at my signature you'll note that I've
> change affiliation and thus am resurrecting all my bookmarks and so forth
> still...
> Addison
> Addison P. Phillips
> Globalization Architect, Quest Software
> http://www.quest.com
> Chair, Internationalization Core Working Group
> http://www.w3.org/International
> Internationalization is not a feature.
> It is an architecture.

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