[Matroska-devel] ISO 3166-1 Country Codes Instead of ccTLDs?

Steve Lhomme steve.lhomme at free.fr
Wed Jan 25 06:31:21 CET 2006


Given the problematic ones are very exotic (unless Haali used .su in 
some files), I agree to modify the specs to use the ISO standard instead 
for country codes. After all we already use ISO for the language codes.

Moritz Bunkus wrote:
> Hey,
> 
> On Tuesday 29 November 2005 01:35, Pipian wrote:
>> It seems to me that it would be thus more appropriate to use ISO 3166-1
>> for the purposes of country codes, given that it is an accepted
>> international standard (ccTLDs are vaguer in that regard) and is
>> identical to the ccTLD with the exception of:
> 
> I wouldn't have too big of a problem with us using ISO 3166-1 instead of
> ccTLDs. One problem is that we would again be changing specs and
> possibly making some files invalid (those which use some of the
> "transitional" or "exceptional" ccTLDs). On the other hand we like to
> rely on well-established standards, and ISO certainly is one.
> 
> Any other comments?
> 
> Mosu
> 
> 
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