draft-phillips-langtags-08, process, sp ecifications, "stability", and extensions

John Cowan jcowan at reutershealth.com
Fri Jan 7 14:26:29 CET 2005

ned.freed at mrochek.com scripsit:

> What would be really nice is to specify a parameterized matching
> algorithm (or more precisely, an algorithm family) along the lines
> of the stringprep family of string normalization algorithms. But
> I'm unsure if there's sufficient time and interest available to do
> this. But it is nice to dream...

That would be a Good Thing indeed.  However, it is definitely out of
scope for this draft, as it would stretch the definition of BCP well
beyond the breaking point.  If there's any defending the presence of an
*algorithm* in a BCP at all, it's because we are not making the algorithm
normative, but just saying "The most commonly used algorithm is".

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