[Ltru] Archival of registration forms

David Conrad david.conrad at icann.org
Mon Apr 23 17:09:56 CEST 2007


I'm looking into this.  The reference in 4646 is almost certainly  
wrong as that URL points to the list of the registries IANA maintains  
and does not generally contain references to forms.

I'll let folks here know as I find out more.


On Apr 23, 2007, at 7:16 AM, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:

> [Copied to ietf-languages because it is related to the registration
> process.]
> RFC 4646 says in "3.5.  Registration Procedure for Subtags":
>>   All approved registration forms are available online in the
>>   directory http://www.iana.org/numbers.html under "languages".
> [And this is also in draft-ietf-ltru-4646bis-04]
> At the specified address, you can find the language subtag registry
> but not the actual registration forms. Do I read the RFC the wrong
> way? Is it IANA's fault?
> This is a problem because, now that we've registered several variants,
> people who want to know more about them have nowhere to find out. When
> you want to know more about a language, you can go to the Ethnologue
> or to the ISO standard but, for variants, nothing is written down but
> the registration form.
> The registry entry is not sufficient since "the registry is not an
> encyclopedia". References are omitted, for instance.
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