From: Peter Constable (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Aug 21 2005 - 23:07:26 CDT
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Behalf Of Donald Z. Osborn
> A follow up question is whether it would be possible for these
> provide something like a "raw database feed" (assuming such a complex
> syndication is possible) that would permit other organizations to
> accurate (and automatically updated, though that would not be often)
> information on their sites with the look and feel of their site.
> This question arises because someone is looking to post the lists of
> codes on a new site for localization developers, and I don't think the
> alternative of just providing a pointer to the LOC site is attractive.
Could you explain why a pointer would not be attractive?
> > <rant>
> > Several sites have published lists of ISO 639 language identifiers,
> > rather than simply providing a link to the official site. While this
> > thought to be helpful, it is extremely unhelpful in that errors get
> > introduced or the information gets out of date. Anyone that has done
> > this is strongly advised to delete their private list and replace it
> > with a pointer to the official site:
> > http://www.loc.gov/standards/iso639-2/iso639jac.html
> > </rant>
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