Alternative place names?

Infoman Inc. mpereira at istar.ca
Tue Oct 3 21:26:33 UTC 2000


With respect to what is a "country", there is a new ISO/IEC 18038
standardization activity focussed on the "Identification and Mapping of
Various Categories of Jurisdictional Domains". Attached is an initial
working document in support of new ISO/IEC 18038. Comments, critiques,
suggestions, contributions, etc. are most welcome.

regards - Jake Knoppers

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Clive D.W. Feather [mailto:clive at demon.net]
> Sent: October 3, 2000 9:34 AM
> To: Garrett Wollman
> Cc: ken at halcyon.com; TZ-list
> Subject: Re: Alternative place names?
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>
> Garrett Wollman said:
> > And furthermore, there are external authorities which make it possible
> > to avoid deciding what constitutes a ``country''; this only breaks
> > down when the international-affairs community willfully chooses to
> > ignore reality.  (But even Taiwan has its own ISO 3166 code, despite
> > official claims that .TW == .CN.)
>
> 3166 makes it clear that it does not state what is or isn't a country.
> [Note, in particular, the codes for French TOMs/DOMs (or whatever they're
> now called) that are clearly not countries, or those for UK colonies.]
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