Language Subtag Registration -- "wpsimple"

Michael Everson everson at
Fri Oct 30 16:30:39 CET 2015

What do you suggest? A private-use tag to be used everywhere on the internet? 

> On 30 Oct 2015, at 11:22, Peter Constable <petercon at> wrote:
> 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.
> Peter
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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. 
> Michael
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