Modification Request: frr (Suppress-Script: Latn)
addison at yahoo-inc.com
Mon Oct 8 23:07:12 CEST 2007
Doug Ewell wrote:
>> Now please, there's been quite enough meta-discussion. Let's nail
>> down the policy on ltru at ietf.org, since it appears that what is
>> already written is insufficiently clear.
> Fair enough, but I expect not to hear any handwaving about leaving the
> details up to the discretion and judgment of ietf-languages and the
Why not? Handwaving can sometimes be effective.
Just because the current reviewer doesn't wish to document his reasoning
behind decisions and just because nobody on the list has the temerity to
try and document a "sense of the list" statement doesn't mean that we
should *necessarily* have to do it in 4646bis.
If there are sound policies that we can document, fine. But we don't
even agree as a group on the sensibility of Suppress-Script, let alone
policies for its inclusion in records.
Suppress-Script, as designed, is unmaintainable. It requires too much
information about too many languages to be applied consistently and
holistically. Unless we impose an outright ban on future registrations
of it, there is no end to the list of registration requests that might
be forthcoming in the future.
Globalization Architect -- Yahoo! Inc.
Chair -- W3C Internationalization Core WG
Internationalization is an architecture.
It is not a feature.
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