Re: Exciting new software release!

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Fri Apr 04 2003 - 01:02:20 EST

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    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.

    -Doug Ewell
     Fullerton, California

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