From: Frank da Cruz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Jul 25 2003 - 10:52:32 EDT
Changing (and worse, recycling) 3166 Alpha-2 codes puts us in mind of
all sorts of database-related disasters, but that's not all. Think of:
. Top-level Internet domains. Imagine the possibilities for spoofing
during the "transition period".
. Postal-code country prefixes, which are programmed into postal
sorters, post-office procedure and routing manuals, etc. Imagine
how much mail meant for Serbia might be delivered to the Czech
Conversely, addresses that might still have CS for Czechoslovakia, when
passed through an updated sorter, could wind up in Serbia.
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