deprecating www as language code

Casey Brown lists at
Fri Apr 8 00:23:26 CEST 2011

On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 4:23 PM, ISO639-3 <iso639-3 at> wrote:
> As more and more websites use the ISO 639 language codes, there are some problems with certain codes when they are used in URLs. For example, the code 'www', which is used for the Wawa language of Cameroon, is problematic because when it is used as subdomain, it obviously conflicts with the root domain.
> For example, the English Wikipdia is because its ISO 639-1 code is 'en'.
> For the Wawa Wikipedia, this would be which conflicts with the portal.
> I propose to change 'www' to for example 'wwx' ('waw' and others are already taken).

I definitely agree and was actually going to request something like
this myself, but this person beat me to it. :-)

The ISO codes are a great tool, but we can't use them when there are
conflicts like this.  A change from "www" would be a great idea, and
"wwx" works well.

Casey Brown

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