(iso639.2708) RE: ISO 639-2 decision: "mis"

Doug Ewell dewell at roadrunner.com
Tue Jun 19 05:24:42 CEST 2007

Peter Constable <petercon at microsoft dot com> wrote:

> To suggest that users needn't worry about their content tagged 'root' 
> after a new language is coded is IMO bad advice. They certainly *should* 
> worry if they want their data to be useful: they'll want to re-tag the 
> relevant content with the newly-coded ID, else they end up with data that 
> won't compare. At least if they know that the addition will narrow the 
> extension and potentially invalidate tagging on some of their content, 
> they're more likely to pay attention; what you suggest can give the 
> impression that they don't have any particular worry, which is not the 
> case.

+1.  And not only that, but we are venturing farther and farther into the 
obscure corner cases.  Why would we want people to use such a tag, and why 
would we spend the effort to talk about it?

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

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