Picking and choosing

Frank Ellermann nobody at xyzzy.claranet.de
Wed Jan 30 20:17:05 CET 2008

Peter Constable wrote:

>> There's some evidence that copying ISO 639-3 input "as is"
>> to a IANA registry without allowing sanity checks is unwise.
> Please explain: what's the evidence, and why would it be unwise?
> (I'm not aware of any reason why doing so would be unwise.)

If 639-3 collects jokes like "eur" that's fine, like Google's http://www.google.com/intl/xx-bork/ is funny, or John's new
<div lang="eur"> on a not so strict (*) "XHTML 1 strict" page

For a IANA registry wishing to be taken seriously it is unwise.

*: blogger and their XHTML 1 is a hopeless case at the moment

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