Deprecation of heploc subtag (refiling with corrected spelling)
doug at ewellic.org
Sun Dec 20 19:36:15 CET 2009
Randy Presuhn <randy underscore presuhn at mindspring dot com> wrote:
>> Preferred-Value: alalc97
> I hope no one understands this as meaning that a tag
> of ja-Latn-hepburn-heploc should be replaced by one
> of ja-Latn-hepburn-alalc97. Presumably the intent was
> ja-Latn-alalc97, but I don't see how one would figure
> that out from the registry contents alone.
Perhaps <sigh /> we need a comment.
> I think the lesson from this is that Preferred-Value doesn't
> quite work in some cases, e.g., when the new preferred-value
> is "generic" (lacks a prefix) and the variant to which is
> is added has a prefix with multiple subtags.
I don't think we anticipated replacing a second-level variant with a
first-level variant. I know I didn't anticipate that we would deprecate
a just-approved variant in favor of another so quickly, hastening the
day when we would face this problem.
Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA | http://www.ewellic.org
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