Region subtags under 3066 and 3066bis (long)
nobody at xyzzy.claranet.de
Mon Feb 21 14:58:33 CET 2005
JFC (Jefsey) Morfin wrote:
> You used the case of FQ and soved it IMHO wrongly in quoting
That's not the case. I said that fr-FQ for "French as in
Kerguelen" is useless, because there's now fr-TF. Maybe you
have a problem with ISO 3166-3, quoting Doug's source:
| FQHH ATF -v French Southern and Antarctic Territories (now
| split between AQ and TF)
Kerguelen clearly belongs to TF. You said that Argentina does
not acknowledge this, but I think that that's wrong. See also
> My point is that the IETF is not in the business of
> deciding/discunting what country are or should be.
Obviously I don't agree in a few cases like AC, GG, IM, or JE,
but for languages I could certainly live without a "ccTLD" EU.
> using a political grid instead of a geographical grid to
> support linguistic table is the source of all these
> unnecessary debates.
If you actually say that 1766 / 3066 wasn't the best solution,
and that they are a major pain for any future 3066bis, then we
agree on this part.
> The order of priority of soil, blood and flag defintes the
> policy of citizenship.
That's a very sensitive issue in some countries, but it's not
necessarily related to languages: Where I live the most common
language is tr or maybe tr-DE.
> In the case of the study of languages the priority should be
> to the soil (geographical), then to blood (emigrations), then
> flag (influence of the political sovereignty changes).
But that doesn't cover cases like tlh, eo, yi, and many others.
In another article you asked:
>> now it's split into two drafts.
> References of the two draft please?
One comment says that the singleton-ABNF is not yet finished:
That's an 2234 oddity, if you say "x" or "X" then it's always
case insensitive, therefore you need %d120 or %d88 for a case
sensitive "x" vs. "X". A possible solution for draft-11:
privateuse = "x" 1*("-" (1*8alphanum)) ; private use subtag(s)
singleton = ALPHA ; Single letters: x/X is for private use
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