Need to move "en-boont" and "en-scouse" to redundant

Doug Ewell dewell at
Mon Sep 25 04:43:34 CEST 2006

As some of you may know, IANA released a revised copy of the Language 
Subtag Registry on September 20 with four new variant subtags (boont, 
scouse, arevela, arevmda) that were proposed and approved on this list.

IANA did everything correctly according to the instructions sent to 
them.  However, two additional, related instructions to IANA were 
overlooked: the existing grandfathered tags "en-boont" and "en-scouse" 
need to be reclassified as redundant tags, because they can now be 
wholly composed from registered subtags.  We need to send IANA the 
additional instructions to correct this.

In private correspondence, Michael agreed to forward these two requests 
to IANA if I send them to him.  This should not be controversial, and 
should not be subject to any review period beyond the 2-week period 
already exercised for the subtags themselves.  The process is spelled 
out in Section 3.4, item 12 of RFC 4646 (not Section 3.6; thanks to 
Frank Ellermann for finding this bogus reference).

If there are no process-related objections, I will send the necessary 
requests to Michael in 24 hours, at 3:00 UTC on Tuesday, September 26.

Doug Ewell
Fullerton, California, USA
RFC 4645  *  UTN #14

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