Deprecation of heploc subtag (refiling with corrected spelling)

CE Whitehead cewcathar at
Sun Dec 20 22:03:40 CET 2009

Hi.  I would like to see a comment in this case too.


C. E. Whitehead
cewcathar at

Doug Ewell 
    doug at
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.

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