Missing subtags 003 and 172

Doug Ewell doug at ewellic.org
Sat Jul 31 22:02:30 CEST 2010

"Phillips, Addison" <addison at lab126 dot com> wrote:

> I don't believe that those are necessarily the rules. An oversight can 
> be corrected. The 003 (North America) code appears to me to be an 
> oversight arising from the fact that it appears in an odd place in the 
> M.49 code list (but is clearly indicated to be a "continent" there). I 
> think that such a code, since it is not explicitly forbidden and fits 
> the intended set for inclusion, can and should be registered via the 
> normal request process.

Does the rest of the list feel that way?  I'm wary of subjecting Michael 
and myself to process appeals and recall petitions.

I think it's unfortunate that the drafts I edited which ultimately 
became RFC 4645 and 5645 went through literally years of combined 
review, during which I implored WG members to read both the prose and 
the attached registry contents, and nobody ever spotted this apparently 
crucial "oversight."

Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA | http://www.ewellic.org
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