From: Doug Ewell (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Apr 04 2003 - 01:02:20 EST
John Cowan <jcowan at reutershealth dot com> wrote:
>> ISO 3166-2 country
>> subdivision codes were included too, so codes like en-us-ny (for New
>> York English) could be constructed.
> In fact "en-us-ny" is syntactically well-formed, but cannot be used
> unless registered with IANA, as it does not belong to the set of
> preregistered codes.
Eh? That's not how I read the following passage in RFC 3066 (section
2.2, toward the bottom of page 3):
> There are no rules apart from the syntactic ones for the third and
> subsequent subtags.
> Tags constructed wholly from the codes that are assigned
> interpretations by this chapter do not need to be registered with
> IANA before use.
Does the "-ny" subtag fail this criterion because RFC 3066 does not
explicitly assign the ISO 3166-2 interpretation?
> I would like to see the return of the program, even if thickly coated
> with deprecation warnings. Failing that, could you mail it to me?
I'll mail it, or maybe repost it, after I finish applying a nice, THICK
coating. I'm thinking about one of those expired-shareware message
boxes where the OK button is disabled for the first five seconds.
But I'd like to get this third-subtag question resolved first.
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