Referencing an alias resource file in 3066:bis

John Cowan cowan at
Thu Mar 18 03:13:16 CET 2004

Mike Ksar scripsit:

> Thanks for your reply.  I know that the current 3066bis allows options
> for 2 alpha code or 3 digit UN country number, but what I am asking for
> is to have a third option to specify alpha3 country codes which do exist
> and are used in certain implementations.  

Well, that burdens receivers of codes in favor of a small minority of
senders of codes, which is generally a Bad Thing:  receivers want to
be able to only deal with en-us rather than having to treat en-usa as
an alias for it.  In addition, alpha-3 country codes have never been
used in language codes.

John Cowan  jcowan at
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Tuesday we go to the ball game, but he fool us.  He no show up.  Wednesday he
go to the ball game, and we fool him.  We no show up.  Thursday was a
double-header.  Nobody show up.  Friday it rained all day.  There was no ball
game, so we stayed home and we listened to it on-a the radio.  --Chicolini

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