4646bis era (was: wadegile and pinyin LANGUAGE SUBTAG REGISTRATION FORMs)

John Cowan cowan at ccil.org
Tue Aug 26 05:28:51 CEST 2008

Frank Ellermann scripsit:

> I think six months from Last Call to number is more realistic,
> that's what it took for "Archived-At" (RFC 5064) back in 2007.

For this purpose we don't need the RFC to be published.  ietf-languages
entered the 4646 epoch as soon as the RFC was accepted and the
new registry set up.

Having a number means we redefine what BCP 47 is, so that people who
reference it will be capturing the new definitions.

John Cowan  cowan at ccil.org  http://ccil.org/~cowan
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