Second correction to 'ao1990' : Prefix field - widening to 'pt'

Doug Ewell doug at
Sat May 16 17:17:54 CEST 2015

Luc Pardon wrote:

>> I guess my objection is to calling these changes "corrections" when
>> they were at the heart of the lengthy debate we had, and the Prefix
>> fields that were finally registered were explicitly the ones Michael
>> wanted.
> 1. I take it that this objection does not count (is not intended as) a
> "significant objection raised on the list" that would prevent the two
> prefix change requests from being approved?

No, it is not meant to object formally to either of your requests. You 
may remember I agreed with you that all of the Portuguese variants 
should have had simply "Prefix: pt". Tags aren't supposed to be required 
to include the region simply because the content "is" Brazilian 
Portuguese (for example), only when it is considered important to 
specify that it is.

I don't know anywhere enough about Galician to comment on that request.

It *is* meant to grumble informally about two things:

a. Calling these change requests "corrections" as if the registrations 
just completed were in error.

b. Staying quiet during the last week or so of the review period just 
completed, and then immediately proposing these changes, with no notice 
that this was the strategy. We thought we were done.

> In any case, a) the wording "correction(s)" does not appear in the
> proposed forms themselves (one says "modification", the other says
> "change request"),

Of course it doesn't. I know the forms pretty well by now. You had 
written "Below is a registration form to request [yet] another 
correction to the current registration of 'ao1990'" in each of your two 

Maybe this use of "correction" is a matter of non-native English, in 
which case I apologize.

> and b) BCP47 explicitly allows prefix changes after registration.

Of course it does, as long as they are widening changes, which yours 
are. Section 3.1.8.

> 2. To Andrew's statement "I'd prefer to [...] allow the registration
> to proceed as is before opening up the debate over the prefix once
> more", Michael replied "I concur".
> Given that it can hardly have escaped his (Michael's) attention that
> the registration has completed, I take that to mean he has no
> objection against the debate being reopened now.

Yeah, I don't know what Michael meant. Perhaps he thinks this is the 
right approach *now that* the initial registration has completed.

Anyway, let the Portuguese debate resume. The review periods for these 
two requests (individually) should go through Friday, May 29, unless 
there are changes that extend them.

Doug Ewell | | Thornton, CO 🇺🇸 

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