Tags in the language tagged (RE: be-tarask voting results)

Doug Ewell dewell at adelphia.net
Fri Apr 6 17:00:58 CEST 2007

Don Osborn <dzo at bisharat dot net> wrote:

> This is after the fact (apologies - I confess to not having followed 
> this thread),

No, no final decisions have been made with respect to the Belarusian 
variant subtag.  We still have a week to go in the review period.

> but for future tags could there be a general guideline that tags be, 
> to the extent possible and appropriate, in the language concerned? 
> Defaulting to English, quite apart from the concerns raised about 
> generic tags, seems to run counter to the whole intent of providing 
> tags for diverse languages in the first place.

I agree in principle.

> We had some discussion about this issue regarding Armenian and old 
> French, and I somehow thought that there was an emerging consensus on 
> this point, so I was surprised that the voting results went strongly 
> in favor of "classic."

Not on this list, where perhaps we are a bit more familiar with some of 
the issues surrounding language subtags.

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

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