Erzgebirgisch Classification Question

Doug Ewell doug at
Tue Apr 1 16:53:58 CEST 2008

Ciarán Ó Duibhín <ciaran at oduibhin dot freeserve dot co dot uk> wrote:

>> We should register 'erzgeb' only with the Prefix field that will be 
>> correct in the long term, which is "sxu", and that means we should 
>> wait until 'sxu' is a valid language subtag, which will happen when 
>> RFC 4646bis and RFC 4645bis are approved.
> Until I read the above, I thought that Doug's view was that it is not 
> critical that the chosen prefix will be correct in the long term:
>> Our goal in registering variants like 'erzgeb' is to allow legitimate 
>> language variations to be tagged, not to provide tags with perfect 
>> mnemonic or language-hierarchy value.

Sorry, I'm not writing very carefully this week; moving house is taking 
a higher priority.

What I should have said was that we should register 'erzgeb' only with 
the Prefix field with which we will be *satisfied* in the long term. 
The proposer of the subtag seemed to be satisfied with "sxu".  The 
important point is that not to think in terms of "improving" the subtag 
choice at a later date.

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

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