Flavors of Hepburn (was Status of Japanese requests)

Doug Ewell doug at ewellic.org
Tue Oct 6 06:25:33 CEST 2009

"Phillips, Addison" <addison at amazon dot com> wrote:

>> The Hepburn-related subtags have completed their two-week review 
>> period, have been submitted to IANA, and have been added to the 
>> Registry. See 
>> http://www.iana.org/assignments/language-subtag-registry .
> An announcement is called for by the RFC of a decision by the Subtag 
> Reviewer. In fact, it is absolutely required. If subtags have been 
> submitted, this list should know about it. There should be no mystery 
> involved, because that disadvantages the appeals process, if nothing 
> else.

If I understand correctly, Addison is saying that Michael has not 
followed Section 3.5 of RFC 5646, by not explicitly and publicly 
announcing one of the three actions listed in the bullet points on Page 
45: approving the requests, rejecting them, or extending the review 

It's not clear to me if Addison is challenging the approval of the two 
subtags, or simply noting the non-adherence to Section 3.5.

As Michael's clerical assistant (what IESG calls "Co-Designated Expert" 
and what John Cowan calls "Official Doug"), my role in this was to send 
the records and registration forms to Michael on the day following the 
end of the review period, whereupon Michael forwarded them to IANA.  I 
did not remind Michael to formally announce to the list that he was 
approving the registrations, nor did I encourage him to keep it quiet or 
otherwise try to sneak anything past the list membership.

IMHO, either filing an appeal or not filing an appeal would be better 
than talking about appeals while leaving it unclear whether one is going 
to be filed.

Doug Ewell  |  Thornton, Colorado, USA  |  http://www.ewellic.org
RFC 5645, 4645, UTN #14  |  ietf-languages @ http://is.gd/2kf0s ­

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