<BR>Hi. Considering the current rule, which Doug has reminded of, that we need to have a subtag's preferred value point to whatever it points to points to,<BR>
instead of forcing readers/implementations to follow a chain, at this point I support removing the preferred-value and adding a comment as soon as it becomes possible to add a comment.<BR><BR>
<H1><FONT size=2>Tex Texin </FONT><A title="Proposal to remove Preferred-Value field for region YU in LTRU" href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?Subject=Proposal to remove Preferred-Value field for region YU in LTRU&In-Reply-To=3D93119FB2F84366B464232A9BC52C9C@DGBP7M81"><FONT size=2>textexin at xencraft.com </FONT></A><BR><FONT size=2>Fri Feb 27 21:55:22 CET 2009 </FONT></H1>
<BR><EM></EM><PRE>> 8) Separate topic- The number of countries in the world seems to grow. This suggests to me that regions being subdivided is not going to be a rare event. Perhaps there should be a mechanism to indicate subtags that have later been split, so instead of one preferred value, there is a way to indicate that a tag has been deprecated in favor of two or more possible values.
<FONT face=Verdana>However, </FONT><FONT face=Verdana>I do think Tex's point is good here; the issue of countries that separate should be addressed in the next draft of RFC 4646, but I agree we cannot address this at this time.</FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=Verdana>Hopefully a comment will be sufficient for the interim.</FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=Verdana>--C. E. Whitehead</FONT></PRE><PRE><FONT face=Verdana><A href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org