Michael Everson everson at
Wed Apr 19 15:53:22 CEST 2006

At 06:38 -0700 2006-04-19, Peter Constable wrote:

>I thought about this a little more this morning, and I realized this 
>is the heart of the issue: with the addition of IDs for the islands, 
>is GB still considered to include the islands, or does it explicitly 
>exclude them? E.g. would an existing Jerriais doc tagged fr-GB still 
>be correctly, albeit sub-optimally, tagged, or is it now incorrectly 

GB is a code for the representation of the name of the United Kingdom 
of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, is it not? Well, the Isle of 
Man is not and never has been a part of the United Kingdom. The Queen 
is Lord of Mann, but the Isle of Man is not a part of the Kingdom, 
and indeed is not a member of the EU.

>If GB is considered to still include the islands, then no comment is needed.

GB oughtn't to have included them in the first place, I believe.
Michael Everson *

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