From: Misha Wolf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 10:16:32 -0700 (PDT)
Let me quote from ISO 3166/MA N 334, "List of Reserved Code Elements",
dated May 1996:
Certain code designations existing in other coding systems ...
differing from those established in this Standard should not be used
for designating entities in ISO 3166.
LIST OF RESERVED ALPHA-2 CODE ELEMENTS
EU European Union
I was not aware of this. (Last time I saw a copy of ISO 3166 was
before the EU treaty was signed --- but anyway, I didn't remember the
existence of this type of reservation.)
What is the practical difference between registering a code for an
entity, and reserving a code to denote that entity?
Lars Mathiesen (U of Copenhagen CS Dep) <email@example.com> (Humour NOT marked)
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