Addison Phillips addison.phillips at
Wed Sep 14 17:37:37 CEST 2005

Since it is entirely compatible with 3066bis and since we already have ample examples of similar registrations:


Addison P. Phillips
Globalization Architect, Quest Software
Chair, W3C Internationalization Core Working Group

Internationalization is not a feature.
It is an architecture. 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ietf-languages-bounces at [mailto:ietf-languages-
> bounces at] On Behalf Of Harald Tveit Alvestrand
> Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 6:55 AM
> To: lucp at; ietf-languages at
> --On 14. september 2005 13:29 +0200 Luc Pardon <lucp at> wrote:
> >> Are we going to register tags for all of them or should we wait until
> >> 3066bis is officially adopted?
> >
> >    I had considered waiting, but there is no firm date and I currently
> > have a need for it (in the final stages of making a website meet WCAG
> > 1.0 AA or AAA). Under the - still ruling - RFC3066, section 3, I "MUST"
> > go through the registration procedure before using el-Latn.
> While I certainly hope the end is near for LTRU, there is an inevitable
> delay involved - and if the IESG's decision is appealed, there is the
> theoretical chance that implementation of the procedures will be delayed
> further (I'd advise the IESG not to, but that's another matter).
> So I think accepting this request once the 2-week timeout has passed is
> "the least harmful" way to go.
> >    To answer the question: A wholesale registration of all possible
> > combinations would probably not be a bright idea, but if there is a need
> > for one particular tag and somebody asks, why not ?
> Agreed, on both counts.

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