I would be also useful to conversely add to the "recommended alternative"
of a deprecated code the indication about the formerly used code, so that
the any user (whether novice or regular user) be aware of the history of
the changes in the identification of a given language . This would conduct
to the establishment of a system of a reciprocal relationships
(references) between the entries, such as "replaces" / "replaced by",
"earlier name"/ "current name" whenever is needed.
Peter Constable <[log in to unmask]>@loc.gov> le 18/01/2005 23:33:11
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Objet : Re: lang code question: jw
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> Milicent K Wewerka
> The only suggestion that I have for the note on Javanese is that it
include the correct
> language code also. Saying that "jw" was an error doesn't tell you
what it was
> intended to be.
I think that's a valid point. In other cases of deprecated alpha-2
identifiers (ji, in, iw, sh) such information is not provided, though in
each case except "sh" there is an adjacecent row with the correct
alternative. It wouldn't hurt to state explicitly what might be obvious
in those cases, however, and I think it would be a good general practice
whenever an identifier is being deprecated to give an indication of what
the recommended alternative is (if there is one).