Missing subtags 003 and 172
addison at lab126.com
Fri Jul 30 20:41:44 CEST 2010
> As for utility, I am starting to see the point about 003, although
> still contend that the decision by the UNSD to place this in a
> is not accidental, as it doesn't fit the hierarchy:
I think the problem may be that the web page where it appears in a footnote is not the official list. It says on those pages (highlighting is mine):
The materials presented here are **excerpted** from the United Nations publication, Standard Country or Area Codes for Statistical Use, Revision 4 (United Nations publication, Sales No. 98.XVII.9 in English, French, Russian, Spanish, Chinese and Arabic).
> > A. UN numeric codes assigned to 'macro-geographical
> > (continental)' or sub-regions MUST be registered in the
> > registry. These codes are not associated with an assigned
> > ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code and represent supra-national areas,
> > usually covering more than one nation, state, province, or
> > territory.
> 003 is listed only in the footnote, not in the chart proper,
The chart is not the standard. Be sure of what the standard code tables actually say.
> I wonder if the RFC could be an individual submission and not go
> through the whole WG process.
I think it is not necessary to do an RFC unless 172 is "real important" and I don't think 172 is "real important enough".
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