On Wed, May 05, 2004 at 01:57:21PM +0200, Hugo Wau wrote:
> Is it necessary at all, to use names of political systems like names of
> states? Would it not be better, to use unpolitical names of geological
> formations eg. "Island Taiwan"?
The list seems quite inconsistent.
There are several external territories of Australia with their own
ISO3166 codes; .cx (Christmas Island), .cc (Cocos (Keeling) Islands),
.hm (Heard Island in Antartica) and .nf (Norfolk Island) though none of
these are listed as "X, territory of Australia".
There are LOTS of external territories of France and the USA with their
own codes. http://www.geocities.com/jusjih/iso3166-en.html has some
information; see "Areas".
The entry for Taiwan seems quite inconsistent then.
The CIA world fact book has Taiwan listed last, out of alphabetical
order. How odd.
Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>