Fire the programmer (was: Re: Appeal to ISO 639 RA in support of Elfdalian)
Shawn.Steele at microsoft.com
Fri Apr 29 20:25:43 CEST 2016
> By that token, we'd still be back in the pure "xx-yy" era. And for many purposes that's plenty, but for some it definitely isn't, which is why this group has moved on. I still find myself catching specs that insist on "xx-yy" as the one true format for language tags.
I'm not suggesting that progress shouldn't be made. However I'm not hearing clamoring of 1000 problems that the 5 letter tag would solve. Instead it's being proposed as a one time workaround for something that the group generally considers should have a better solution (3 letter language tag).
Sure, if there's tons of value and it's the right thing, then go ahead and add a bajillion 5 letter tags. Just make sure that the benefits outweigh the downsides.
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