Proposal to reserve ISO 3166-1 code elements
dewell at adelphia.net
Fri Apr 14 09:12:18 CEST 2006
Addison Phillips <addison at yahoo dash inc dot com> wrote:
> I disagree with reserving most of these old codes for exactly the same
> reason: most of the withdrawn codes were junk (Antarctic territories
> feature prominently) and don't represent codes that describe language
> variation. Furthermore, all of the earlier list were withdrawn before
> there was ever an RFC 1766 and thus have never been valid in language
> tags. At least a case can be made for them never being valid.
> I support reserving 'DD' and 'YD', but the others should be freely
> recycled if necessary, as they can still go into the language registry
> with no problem. After all, the whole point of designating a "Date A"
> in the first place was so that as much of the ISO 3166 code space
> would be open for recycling as possible.
I'm fine with scaling back this request to just DD and VD.
>From a purist standpoint, I think the MA's policy should be consistent
that no formerly assigned code elements should ever be reused, no matter
how insignificant the spit of land. But I am asking for this out of an
interest in language tagging, not as a purist, so if reserving just DD
and VD will make things easier, that's OK.
Fullerton, California, USA
More information about the Ietf-languages