Proposal to remove Preferred-Value field for region YU in LTRU
mark at macchiato.com
Fri Feb 27 18:23:29 CET 2009
No, we don't. That information is available externally, for those who would
care. It does not matter for the purposes of BCP 47.
On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 08:44, CE Whitehead <cewcathar at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Debbie, Tex, thanks for catching this; in the interest of maintaining
> compatibility between newer and older tags, don't we need to keep the chain
> of preferred values
> Although I can quite see Doug's point that it's now impossible to determine
> what modern subtags are equivalent to the past use of 'YU,' but I still
> feel we need to do something to preserve compatibility . . .
> Since the comments are pretty much ignored by non-human applications, these
> are not the solution . . .
> (maybe the solution is in forcing the applications comments, something I
> suppose these applications would be loathe to do . . . ?? otherwise I have
> not got one; the chain preserves a partial relationship . . . )
> C. E. Whitehead
> cewcathar at hotmail.com
> Doug Ewell doug at ewellic.org
> *Fri Feb 27 14:20:49 CET 2009*
> > Speaking to this particular case and not to the
> > general principle of
> > allowing P-V to change...
> > It has been argued frequently on LTRU that the
> > relationship between CS
> > and YU is not what it appears, because the country
> > identified as YU
> > changed its nature dramatically between 1991 and
> > 2003, in a way that was
> > pertinent to language identification, by shrinking from
> > the original
> > "Yugoslavia" to just Serbia and Montenegro. This
> > viewpoint holds that
> > data tagged as "something-YU" is already ambiguous as > to "which YU" is
> > intended. This is really just a special case of the
> > problem that
> > country codes as language modifiers are less than
> > perfectly precise.
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