Language Subtag Registration -- "wpsimple"

Peter Constable petercon at
Fri Oct 30 16:22:03 CET 2015

I think that generalization would not be helpful. Once you do that, then foo-wpsimple becomes available for anybody to use with absolutely no convention as to what "wpsimple" is supposed to mean, making it basically useless except in a private context.


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From: Ietf-languages [mailto:ietf-languages-bounces at] On Behalf Of Michael Everson
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Subject: Re: Language Subtag Registration -- "wpsimple"

On 30 Oct 2015, at 01:54, Peter Constable <petercon at> wrote:
> We should have variant subtags that refer to a particular variety. I don't mind if that variety happens to be one associated with a particular organization or application, so long as it has potential utility beyond that organization or application.

I have already said that wpsimple would be extensible to other Wikimedia Foundation variants. 

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