Deprecating grandfathered tags redux

Michael Everson everson at
Sat Mar 7 16:08:58 CET 2015

On 5 Mar 2015, at 20:48, cowan at wrote:

> Doug Ewell scripsit:
>> Kent Karlsson suggested deprecating this with a Comments field such as
>> "see xcg, xga, xlp, xtg". Mark Davis agreed with this. John Cowan
>> preferred no Comments field at all, since the relationship between
>> Gaulish languages is unclear. Caoimhín O Donnaile suggested the list
>> "xcg, xga, xtg" instead, possibly also with "nrc", but without "xlp".
> I withdraw my view in favor of Caoimhín's view.

That’s good. 

>> Mark initially suggested deprecating this and adding a language-variant
>> combination "en-oxford" as the Preferred-Value. (Here and below, adding
>> Preferred-Values obviously involves adding variant subtags as
>> necessary.) After some discussion about the ambiguous meaning of
>> 'oxford', Michael and John suggested 'oxendict' instead. Other
>> contenders were 'oxdict' (John) and 'oedict' (Addison Phillips).
> I withdraw 'oxdict' in favor of 'oxendict’.

That’s very good. 

>> 3. i-default
>> Mark suggested deprecating this with a P-V of "en-idefault". John
>> strongly opposed deprecating this tag at all, saying that the only users
>> of it are unlikely to switch to something else.
> I will change my mind on this when the Ninth Circle of Hell thaws.

John is right.

Michael Everson *

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