A proposed solution for descriptions

John Cowan cowan at ccil.org
Wed Jun 21 15:55:09 CEST 2006

Michael Everson scripsit:

> That's just plain dumb. I don't like it. Not at 
> all. We should do what is right, and Gwich´in 
> isn't right.

The best and most reliable place to correct an error is nearest
to the source of the error; that way not only we, but all other
clients of 639-2, gain the benefit of the right result.
Which is better, to quietly correct your copy of a paper that
contains a typo, or to write to the author and get a general
correction inserted?

> I do NOT want to have to revisit this over and over and over.

You don't.  The ISO 19524/RA (that's you) fixes it once, and then
the Official Doug (that's Doug) fixes it in the registry, which
you then bless as Registrar.  No debate needed.

John Cowan    http://ccil.org/~cowan    cowan at ccil.org
Mr. Henry James writes fiction as if it were a painful duty.  --Oscar Wilde

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