I agree with Michael's reasoning here. A principle may not be a law, but
what's the point of establishing principles if you don't attempt to honor
them. I see no reason not to stand by this principle here.
On Wed, 24 Apr 2002, Michael Everson wrote:
> At 16:02 +0200 2002-04-24, Håvard Hjulstad wrote:
> >I also know the principle ...! I also know that it is a principle, and not a
> As IETF Language Tag Reviewer, I formally object to this. It is an
> agreement made by the JAC while RFC 3066 was being revised. The
> agreement was to ensure internet stability for language tagging.
> The JAC must NOT go back on its promise. This is a serious matter of principle.
> >QUESTION: Is anyone in favour of adding an alpha-2 identifier for Hawaiian.
> >If I don't get any feedback in favour of this within the next week, I will
> >send out a ballot with a recommendation to vote "no".
> Certainly not. It violates the rules of the JAC. That answer should
> be given to the Hawai'ians. No ballot should be sent out.
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