Re: [Ltru] Preliminary Investigation into Application of ISO 11179

John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org> Wed, 28 June 2006 04:45 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Ltru] Preliminary Investigation into Application of ISO 11179
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Karen_Broome@spe.sony.com scripsit:

> I'm not opposed to further discussion of this moving forward. I only 
> question how valuable this is for a standard that has so few data 
> elements. 

Exactly what I had in mind.  Although language tags are metadata from
the viewpoint of users, from *our* viewpoint they are data, and
*their* metadata are comparatively trivial, enough so that they
don't seem to me to require the machinery of 11179 at all.

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