Dealing with unnecessary activities [Re: Address of ISO 3166 mailing
Scripts2 at sesame.demon.co.uk
Wed Jun 4 18:51:26 CEST 2003
In message <firstname.lastname@example.org> Michael Everson writes:
> I am sure that the ISO 3166 maintenance agency will reply indicating
> that it would be inadvisable to do so. Ireland has a 3166 two-letter
> code, IE, which is entirely satisfactory for the purposes assigned to
> it, such as in internet domain names. I expect that the reason UK was
> "reserved" was because the internet domain names were already using
> it instead of GB, and by reserving it one potential confusion might
> be avoided.
That was indeed exactly the reason.
> I have already noted that "baggage-handling at international
> airports" does not constitute an implementation of EI any more than
> it does of IE, except in the accident that the two-letter airline
> code EI refers to Aer Lingus. It takes some expertise to know the
> difference between a country code, a language code, and an airline
> code, but it doesn't take very much.
The use of both EI and IE would be extremely confusing.
I would agrue against it.
Marion - it must be extremely clear to you by now that
members of this list are clearly _not_ interested in these
Why don't you just pursue them elsewhere? Or just forget them?
I - and many others - are feeling that we are wasting time on
things which are not the subject of this list.
I'm now begining to resent this additional drain on my time.
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