Michael Everson everson at
Fri Aug 29 23:04:14 CEST 2008

On 29 Aug 2008, at 17:03, Mark Davis wrote:

> I think the year is a bad idea, because from all I've heard the year  
> is not a defining feature, and there are other years attached to  
> other variants.

I disagree. The Academy per se is an institution. The subtags are for  
specific orthographies; referring to the institution could cause  
confusion as an intitution could publish a wildly different  
specification in due course. The specific orthography or orthographies  
in this case are best specified by a date referring to an  
authoritative reference. We've done this before and should do it here.

Michael Everson *

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