deprecating www as language code

David Starner prosfilaes at
Fri Apr 8 19:25:16 CEST 2011

On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 10:21 AM, Mark Davis ☕ <mark at> wrote:
> And they also always live forever in BCP47. So deprecation wouldn't achieve
> anything.

Sure it would. It gives people using langtag.domain style setups an
option besides using www.domain for an obscure language or not
supporting that language at all.

> As for reserving other codes, it is also pointless. There are too many TLAs
> in use, and about half of the code space (17,576) are already taken up by
> language codes already.

And in theory, with ISO 639-3, we should have used virtually every
code we'll need.

Kie ekzistas vivo, ekzistas espero.

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