Proposal to reserve ISO 3166-1 code elements

Harald Alvestrand harald at
Mon Apr 17 23:09:42 CEST 2006

Doug Ewell wrote:
> I'm fine with scaling back this request to just DD and VD.
+1 (YD).
>> From a purist standpoint, I think the MA's policy should be consistent 
> that no formerly assigned code elements should ever be reused, no 
> matter how insignificant the spit of land.  But I am asking for this 
> out of an interest in language tagging, not as a purist, so if 
> reserving just DD and VD will make things easier, that's OK. 
for the antarctic codes, the claims were inconsistent and overlapping. 
The areas were quite significant, but the claims were not.

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