ID for language-invariant strings

Doug Ewell doug at
Fri Mar 14 15:58:44 CET 2008

Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer at nic dot fr> wrote:

> Your list does not include my solutions, which seems to have been
> ignored:
> x-neutral ? x-ident ?

Peter, like most people, had expressed a desire to avoid private-use 
tags:  "I could make up a private-use ID, but given that this is 
probably not an isolated case for needing this, it seems to me to make 
sense to ask first if there shouldn't be a conventional recommendation 
in the LTR."

A private-use tag like "x-ident" (or even "x-id") would probably be more 
precise for Peter's purpose than one of the subtags or tags in the LSR, 
none of which has exactly the meaning he wants to convey.  But a PU tag 
only has meaning within the private agreement (which of course can be 
publicized widely, just not in the LSR) and Peter may feel this is not 
formal enough.

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

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