[Foundation-l] [Wikipedia-l] vro

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Fri Jan 23 16:23:58 UTC 2009

Lars, you are talking about Nynorsk and I am talking about Estonian.

2009/1/23 Lars Aronsson <lars at aronsson.se>

> Gerard Meijssen wrote:
> > When we were to move away from a set of URL's from et to ekk, a
> > generic redirect from et to ekk will suffice because there will
> > be a one on one relation. The et named articles will never be
> > used for anything else. This is true because this is how the
> > standard works.
> The very point of the suggestion to change no.wikipedia into
> nb.wikipedia is that Nynorsk extremists want to *deny* the Bokmål
> majority the privilege of using the common "no" code as theirs.
> The agenda of these extremists has no room for allowing redirects
> from no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oslo to nb.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oslo,
> because that would perpetuate the Bokmål oppression.  In the
> discussions, even the word "occupation" has been used. In their
> mind, the no.* URL should force the reader to pick either the
> Bokmål or Nynorsk article.  That is, to stop and consider that
> there are more versions of Norwegian than Bokmål.  There must be
> no default.  If there is a default (a redirect), then today's
> naming would seem OK.
> As long as we recognize Nynorsk speakers some "right" to claim
> that "no" is theirs (too), our naming of sites will continue to
> get hijacked by such extremists.  Our only escape is to refuse to
> recognize the political meaning of language codes in our domain
> names, and instead treat them as being just domain names that once
> assigned should not be changed unless for really good reasons.
> (Changing fiu-vro to the shorter vro can be a good reason, but
> changing et to ekk is not.)
> --
>   Lars Aronsson (lars at aronsson.se)
>  Aronsson Datateknik - http://aronsson.se
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