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Ubi
I am looking for a list of countries and nationalities, against the top
level domain.
es:

..ar ==Argentina ==Argentinian
..al ==Albania ==Albanian

etc. etc.
any format it's ok

even better if it's already in the HTML select format:

<select name="country">
<option value="ar">Argentina</option>
<option value="al">Albania</option>
...
</select>

<select name="nationality">
<option value="ar">Argentinian</option>
<option value="al">Albanian</option>
...
</select>

Thanks for any help
Daniele
Feb 21 '07 #1
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Ubi
If anyone needs it, I found this:
http://publications.europa.eu/code/en/en-5000500.htm

Daniele
Feb 21 '07 #2

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On Wed, 21 Feb 2007, Ubi wrote:
I am looking for a list of countries
ISO 3166
and nationalities, against the top level domain.
.ar ==Argentina ==Argentinian
.al ==Albania ==Albanian
.ua ==Ukraine ==??

Might be Ukrainian, Russian, and others.
Feb 21 '07 #3

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Ubi
>and nationalities, against the top level domain.
>.ar ==Argentina ==Argentinian
.al ==Albania ==Albanian

.ua ==Ukraine ==??

Might be Ukrainian, Russian, and others.

The country and the nationality are not meant to be linked to each other,
but to the domain:
e.g.
..ar ==Argentina .ar==Argentinian
..al ==Albania .al==Albanian
..ua ==Ukraine .ua==Ukrainian
..ru ==Russia .ru==Russian

They are for 2 different fields in my form (rendered as html selects),
so that a person which has Russian nationality but lives in Ukraine
will select "Ukraine" as the country and "Russian" as the nationality
Daniele
Feb 21 '07 #4

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Ubi wrote:
I am looking for a list of countries and nationalities, against the top
level domain.
Countries or top level domains (TLD)?

Countries is ISO 3166, TLDs are registered on www.iana.org.

Translations and nationalities can be found at wikipedia.

Helmut Wollmersdorfer
Feb 21 '07 #5

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Scripsit Ubi:
I am looking for a list of countries and nationalities, against the
top level domain.
Why? It seems that you have already confused _three_ things: countries,
nationalities, and Internet domains. There are resemblances between them -
enough to make the confusion _serious_.

What are you really trying to achieve?
even better if it's already in the HTML select format:
Who wants to use a scrollable dropdown list with over 200 items? Not me -
and I'm one of the minority who knows how to deal with such lists as a user.
I'd rather type in "fi" or "fin" or "finland", thank you. Assuming of course
that I'm going to disclose my citizenship to you. It's not really none of
your business, most of the time, even if you are selling me something.

--
Jukka K. Korpela ("Yucca")
http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/

Feb 21 '07 #6

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On 21 Feb, 18:04, "Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorp...@cs.tut.fiwrote:
Why? It seems that you have already confused _three_ things: countries,
nationalities, and Internet domains. There are resemblances between them -
enough to make the confusion _serious_.
So how about a clear explanation, or a reference to a clear
explanation? Carping is one thing, but it's better to add some content
rather than just picking holes in what's posted.
For that matter, just what _is_ the difference between a country and
an internet TLD ? They're both defined by ISO 3166, for all practical
purposes that accept the validity of ISO 3166. Of course there are
always politics and border disputes to consider, but if we can agree
to accept 3166 as a canonical list for our purposes, then the country
list and the TLD list follow it equally.

Usability wise, "UK" sucks when a substantial number of it's
inhabitants think they live in a country called "Wales" with European
neighbours of "Eire" and "Holland". However whatever these various
countries are called, the country code and the country name both
follow that same ISO list.

Feb 21 '07 #7

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Scripsit Andy Dingley:
>Why? It seems that you have already confused _three_ things:
countries, nationalities, and Internet domains. There are
resemblances between them - enough to make the confusion _serious_.

So how about a clear explanation, or a reference to a clear
explanation?
We don't know the OP's real problem and capabilities of understanding
explanations, but we do know that the issue is wildly off-topic here.

The only HTML-related issue is that none of the above should be asked from
the user using a dropdown box (<selectelement), if all alternatives are to
be allowed. It's far too inconvenient. But this follows from the mere number
of options.
For that matter, just what _is_ the difference between a country and
an internet TLD ?
Wouldn't you like to know that! (Which countries are ".com" and ".ax"?) But
it's still off-topic here.

--
Jukka K. Korpela ("Yucca")
http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/

Feb 21 '07 #8

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On Wed, 21 Feb 2007 20:44:54 +0200, "Jukka K. Korpela"
<jk******@cs.tut.fiwrote:
>(Which countries are ".com" and ".ax"?)
..com is a gTLD not a country-code (ccTLD) as it has more than 2 letters.
If you disagree with that simple rule, take it up with ICANN.

Incidentally IANA themselves also claim ISO 3166 to be authoritative for
ccTLDs.

"In determining whether new TLDs should be added, the IANA
follows the ISO 3166-1 list as publshed by the ISO 3166
Maintenance Agency."

AFAIR, .ax went into ISO 3166 a couple of years before the ccTLD went
live (last Summer?), so it follows just this principle. Its inhabitants
are of course Hattifatteners.
Feb 21 '07 #9

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Ubi
Well, if anyone needs them, I report the two html selects which I eventually
made.

240 countries and nationalities, both associated to the correspondent top
level domain and sorted alphabetically:

<select name='country'>
<option value='AF'>Afghanistan</option>
<option value='AL'>Albania</option>
<option value='DZ'>Algeria</option>
<option value='AS'>American Samoa</option>
<option value='AD'>Andorra</option>
<option value='AO'>Angola</option>
<option value='AI'>Anguilla</option>
<option value='AQ'>Antarctica</option>
<option value='AG'>Antigua and Barbuda</option>
<option value='AR'>Argentina</option>
<option value='AM'>Armenia</option>
<option value='AW'>Aruba</option>
<option value='AU'>Australia</option>
<option value='AT'>Austria</option>
<option value='AZ'>Azerbaijan</option>
<option value='BS'>Bahamas</option>
<option value='BH'>Bahrain</option>
<option value='BD'>Bangladesh</option>
<option value='BB'>Barbados</option>
<option value='BY'>Belarus</option>
<option value='BE'>Belgium</option>
<option value='BZ'>Belize</option>
<option value='BJ'>Benin</option>
<option value='BM'>Bermuda</option>
<option value='BT'>Bhutan</option>
<option value='BO'>Bolivia</option>
<option value='BA'>Bosnia and Herzegovina</option>
<option value='BW'>Botswana</option>
<option value='BV'>Bouvet Island</option>
<option value='BR'>Brazil</option>
<option value='IO'>British Indian Ocean Territory</option>
<option value='VG'>British Virgin Islands</option>
<option value='BN'>Brunei</option>
<option value='BG'>Bulgaria</option>
<option value='BF'>Burkina Faso</option>
<option value='BI'>Burundi</option>
<option value='KH'>Cambodia</option>
<option value='CM'>Cameroon</option>
<option value='CA'>Canada</option>
<option value='CV'>Cape Verde</option>
<option value='KY'>Cayman Islands</option>
<option value='CF'>Central African Republic</option>
<option value='TD'>Chad</option>
<option value='CL'>Chile</option>
<option value='CN'>China</option>
<option value='CX'>Christmas Island</option>
<option value='CC'>Cocos (Keeling) Islands</option>
<option value='CO'>Colombia</option>
<option value='KM'>Comoros</option>
<option value='CG'>Congo</option>
<option value='CK'>Cook Islands</option>
<option value='CR'>Costa Rica</option>
<option value='CI'>Côte d'Ivoire</option>
<option value='HR'>Croatia</option>
<option value='CU'>Cuba</option>
<option value='CY'>Cyprus</option>
<option value='CZ'>Czech Republic</option>
<option value='CD'>Democratic Republic of the Congo</option>
<option value='DK'>Denmark</option>
<option value='DJ'>Djibouti</option>
<option value='DM'>Dominica</option>
<option value='DO'>Dominican Republic</option>
<option value='TL'>East Timor</option>
<option value='EC'>Ecuador</option>
<option value='EG'>Egypt</option>
<option value='SV'>El Salvador</option>
<option value='GQ'>Equatorial Guinea</option>
<option value='ER'>Eritrea</option>
<option value='EE'>Estonia</option>
<option value='ET'>Ethiopia</option>
<option value='FO'>Faeroe Islands</option>
<option value='FK'>Falkland Islands</option>
<option value='FJ'>Fiji</option>
<option value='FI'>Finland</option>
<option value='FR'>France</option>
<option value='GF'>French Guiana</option>
<option value='PF'>French Polynesia</option>
<option value='TF'>French Southern Territories</option>
<option value='GA'>Gabon</option>
<option value='GM'>Gambia</option>
<option value='GE'>Georgia</option>
<option value='DE'>Germany</option>
<option value='GH'>Ghana</option>
<option value='GI'>Gibraltar</option>
<option value='GR'>Greece</option>
<option value='GL'>Greenland</option>
<option value='GD'>Grenada</option>
<option value='GP'>Guadeloupe</option>
<option value='GU'>Guam</option>
<option value='GT'>Guatemala</option>
<option value='GN'>Guinea</option>
<option value='GW'>Guinea-Bissau</option>
<option value='GY'>Guyana</option>
<option value='HT'>Haiti</option>
<option value='HM'>Heard Island and McDonald Islands</option>
<option value='HN'>Honduras</option>
<option value='HK'>Hong Kong</option>
<option value='HU'>Hungary</option>
<option value='IS'>Iceland</option>
<option value='IN'>India</option>
<option value='ID'>Indonesia</option>
<option value='IR'>Iran</option>
<option value='IQ'>Iraq</option>
<option value='IE'>Ireland</option>
<option value='IL'>Israel</option>
<option value='IT'>Italy</option>
<option value='JM'>Jamaica</option>
<option value='JP'>Japan</option>
<option value='JO'>Jordan</option>
<option value='KZ'>Kazakhstan</option>
<option value='KE'>Kenya</option>
<option value='KI'>Kiribati</option>
<option value='KW'>Kuwait</option>
<option value='KG'>Kyrgyzstan</option>
<option value='LA'>Laos</option>
<option value='LV'>Latvia</option>
<option value='LB'>Lebanon</option>
<option value='LS'>Lesotho</option>
<option value='LR'>Liberia</option>
<option value='LY'>Libya</option>
<option value='LI'>Liechtenstein</option>
<option value='LT'>Lithuania</option>
<option value='LU'>Luxembourg</option>
<option value='MO'>Macau</option>
<option value='MK'>Macedonia</option>
<option value='MG'>Madagascar</option>
<option value='MW'>Malawi</option>
<option value='MY'>Malaysia</option>
<option value='MV'>Maldives</option>
<option value='ML'>Mali</option>
<option value='MT'>Malta</option>
<option value='MH'>Marshall Islands</option>
<option value='MQ'>Martinique</option>
<option value='MR'>Mauritania</option>
<option value='MU'>Mauritius</option>
<option value='YT'>Mayotte</option>
<option value='MX'>Mexico</option>
<option value='FM'>Micronesia</option>
<option value='MD'>Moldova</option>
<option value='MC'>Monaco</option>
<option value='MN'>Mongolia</option>
<option value='ME'>Montenegro</option>
<option value='MS'>Montserrat</option>
<option value='MA'>Morocco</option>
<option value='MZ'>Mozambique</option>
<option value='MM'>Myanmar</option>
<option value='NA'>Namibia</option>
<option value='NR'>Nauru</option>
<option value='NP'>Nepal</option>
<option value='NL'>Netherlands</option>
<option value='AN'>Netherlands Antilles</option>
<option value='NC'>New Caledonia</option>
<option value='NZ'>New Zealand</option>
<option value='NI'>Nicaragua</option>
<option value='NE'>Niger</option>
<option value='NG'>Nigeria</option>
<option value='NU'>Niue</option>
<option value='NF'>Norfolk Island</option>
<option value='KP'>North Korea</option>
<option value='MP'>Northern Marianas</option>
<option value='NO'>Norway</option>
<option value='OM'>Oman</option>
<option value='PK'>Pakistan</option>
<option value='PW'>Palau</option>
<option value='PA'>Panama</option>
<option value='PG'>Papua New Guinea</option>
<option value='PY'>Paraguay</option>
<option value='PE'>Peru</option>
<option value='PH'>Philippines</option>
<option value='PN'>Pitcairn Islands</option>
<option value='PL'>Poland</option>
<option value='PT'>Portugal</option>
<option value='PR'>Puerto Rico</option>
<option value='QA'>Qatar</option>
<option value='RE'>Réunion</option>
<option value='RO'>Romania</option>
<option value='RU'>Russia</option>
<option value='RW'>Rwanda</option>
<option value='SH'>Saint Helena</option>
<option value='KN'>Saint Kitts and Nevis</option>
<option value='LC'>Saint Lucia</option>
<option value='PM'>Saint Pierre and Miquelon</option>
<option value='VC'>Saint Vincent and the Grenadines</option>
<option value='WS'>Samoa</option>
<option value='SM'>San Marino</option>
<option value='ST'>São Tomé and Príncipe</option>
<option value='SA'>Saudi Arabia</option>
<option value='SN'>Senegal</option>
<option value='RS'>Serbia</option>
<option value='SC'>Seychelles</option>
<option value='SL'>Sierra Leone</option>
<option value='SG'>Singapore</option>
<option value='SK'>Slovakia</option>
<option value='SI'>Slovenia</option>
<option value='SB'>Solomon Islands</option>
<option value='SO'>Somalia</option>
<option value='ZA'>South Africa</option>
<option value='GS'>South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands</option>
<option value='KR'>South Korea</option>
<option value='ES'>Spain</option>
<option value='LK'>Sri Lanka</option>
<option value='SD'>Sudan</option>
<option value='SR'>Suriname</option>
<option value='SJ'>Svalbard and Jan Mayen</option>
<option value='SZ'>Swaziland</option>
<option value='SE'>Sweden</option>
<option value='CH'>Switzerland</option>
<option value='SY'>Syria</option>
<option value='TW'>Taiwan</option>
<option value='TJ'>Tajikistan</option>
<option value='TZ'>Tanzania</option>
<option value='TH'>Thailand</option>
<option value='VA'>the Holy See (Vatican City State)</option>
<option value='TG'>Togo</option>
<option value='TK'>Tokelau</option>
<option value='TO'>Tonga</option>
<option value='TT'>Trinidad and Tobago</option>
<option value='TN'>Tunisia</option>
<option value='TR'>Turkey</option>
<option value='TM'>Turkmenistan</option>
<option value='TC'>Turks and Caicos Islands</option>
<option value='TV'>Tuvalu</option>
<option value='UG'>Uganda</option>
<option value='UA'>Ukraine</option>
<option value='AE'>United Arab Emirates</option>
<option value='UK'>United Kingdom</option>
<option value='US'>United States</option>
<option value='UM'>United States Minor Outlying Islands</option>
<option value='UY'>Uruguay</option>
<option value='VI'>US Virgin Islands</option>
<option value='UZ'>Uzbekistan</option>
<option value='VU'>Vanuatu</option>
<option value='VE'>Venezuela</option>
<option value='VN'>Vietnam</option>
<option value='WF'>Wallis and Futuna</option>
<option value='EH'>Western Sahara</option>
<option value='YE'>Yemen</option>
<option value='ZM'>Zambia</option>
<option value='ZW'>Zimbabwe</option>
<option value='AX'>Åland Islands</option>
</select>
<select name='nationality'>
<option value='AF'>Afghan</option>
<option value='AL'>Albanian</option>
<option value='DZ'>Algerian</option>
<option value='US'>American</option>
<option value='AS'>American Samoan</option>
<option value='AD'>Andorran</option>
<option value='AO'>Angolan</option>
<option value='AI'>Anguillan</option>
<option value='AQ'>Antarctican</option>
<option value='AG'>Antigua and Barbuda national</option>
<option value='AN'>Antillean</option>
<option value='AR'>Argentinian</option>
<option value='AM'>Armenian</option>
<option value='AW'>Aruban</option>
<option value='AU'>Australian</option>
<option value='AT'>Austrian</option>
<option value='AZ'>Azerbaijani</option>
<option value='BS'>Bahamian</option>
<option value='BH'>Bahraini</option>
<option value='BD'>Bangladeshi</option>
<option value='BB'>Barbadian</option>
<option value='LS'>Basotho</option>
<option value='BY'>Belarusian</option>
<option value='BE'>Belgian</option>
<option value='BZ'>Belizean</option>
<option value='BJ'>Beninese</option>
<option value='BM'>Bermudian</option>
<option value='BT'>Bhutanese</option>
<option value='BO'>Bolivian</option>
<option value='BA'>Bosnia and Herzegovina national</option>
<option value='BW'>Botswanan</option>
<option value='BV'>Bouvet Island</option>
<option value='BR'>Brazilian</option>
<option value='IO'>British Indian Ocean Territory</option>
<option value='VG'>British Virgin Islander</option>
<option value='UK'>Briton</option>
<option value='BN'>Bruneian</option>
<option value='BG'>Bulgarian</option>
<option value='BF'>Burkinabe</option>
<option value='MM'>Burmese</option>
<option value='BI'>Burundian</option>
<option value='KH'>Cambodian</option>
<option value='CM'>Cameroonian</option>
<option value='CA'>Canadian</option>
<option value='CV'>Cape Verdean</option>
<option value='KY'>Caymanian</option>
<option value='CF'>Central African</option>
<option value='TD'>Chadian</option>
<option value='CL'>Chilean</option>
<option value='CN'>Chinese</option>
<option value='CX'>Christmas Islander</option>
<option value='CC'>Cocos Islander</option>
<option value='CO'>Colombian</option>
<option value='KM'>Comorian</option>
<option value='CG'>Congolese</option>
<option value='CD'>Congolese</option>
<option value='CK'>Cook Islander</option>
<option value='CR'>Costa Rican</option>
<option value='HR'>Croat</option>
<option value='CU'>Cuban</option>
<option value='CY'>Cypriot</option>
<option value='CZ'>Czech</option>
<option value='DK'>Dane</option>
<option value='DJ'>Djiboutian</option>
<option value='DO'>Dominican</option>
<option value='DM'>Dominican</option>
<option value='TL'>East Timorese</option>
<option value='EC'>Ecuadorian</option>
<option value='EG'>Egyptian</option>
<option value='AE'>Emirian</option>
<option value='GQ'>Equatorial Guinean</option>
<option value='ER'>Eritrean</option>
<option value='EE'>Estonian</option>
<option value='ET'>Ethiopian</option>
<option value='FO'>Faeroese</option>
<option value='FK'>Falkland Islander</option>
<option value='FJ'>Fiji Islander</option>
<option value='PH'>Filipino</option>
<option value='FI'>Finn</option>
<option value='FR'>French</option>
<option value='TF'>French Southern Territories</option>
<option value='GA'>Gabonese</option>
<option value='GM'>Gambian</option>
<option value='GE'>Georgian</option>
<option value='DE'>German</option>
<option value='GH'>Ghanaian</option>
<option value='GI'>Gibraltarian</option>
<option value='GR'>Greek</option>
<option value='GL'>Greenlander</option>
<option value='GD'>Grenadian</option>
<option value='GP'>Guadeloupean</option>
<option value='GU'>Guamanian</option>
<option value='GT'>Guatemalan</option>
<option value='GF'>Guianese</option>
<option value='GW'>Guinea-Bissau national</option>
<option value='GN'>Guinean</option>
<option value='GY'>Guyanese</option>
<option value='HT'>Haitian</option>
<option value='HM'>Heard Island and McDonald Islands</option>
<option value='HN'>Honduran</option>
<option value='HK'>Hong Kong Chinese</option>
<option value='HU'>Hungarian</option>
<option value='IS'>Icelander</option>
<option value='IN'>Indian</option>
<option value='ID'>Indonesian</option>
<option value='IR'>Iranian</option>
<option value='IQ'>Iraqi</option>
<option value='IE'>Irish</option>
<option value='IL'>Israeli</option>
<option value='IT'>Italian</option>
<option value='CI'>Ivorian</option>
<option value='JM'>Jamaican</option>
<option value='JP'>Japanese</option>
<option value='JO'>Jordanian</option>
<option value='KZ'>Kazakh</option>
<option value='KE'>Kenyan</option>
<option value='KI'>Kiribatian</option>
<option value='KW'>Kuwaiti</option>
<option value='KG'>Kyrgyz</option>
<option value='LA'>Lao</option>
<option value='LV'>Latvian</option>
<option value='LB'>Lebanese</option>
<option value='LR'>Liberian</option>
<option value='LY'>Libyan</option>
<option value='LI'>Liechtensteiner</option>
<option value='LT'>Lithuanian</option>
<option value='LU'>Luxembourger</option>
<option value='MO'>Macanese</option>
<option value='MK'>Macedonian</option>
<option value='YT'>Mahorais</option>
<option value='MG'>Malagasy</option>
<option value='MW'>Malawian</option>
<option value='MY'>Malaysian</option>
<option value='MV'>Maldivian</option>
<option value='ML'>Malian</option>
<option value='MT'>Maltese</option>
<option value='MH'>Marshallese</option>
<option value='MQ'>Martinican</option>
<option value='MR'>Mauritanian</option>
<option value='MU'>Mauritian</option>
<option value='MX'>Mexican</option>
<option value='FM'>Micronesian</option>
<option value='MD'>Moldovan</option>
<option value='MC'>Monegasque</option>
<option value='MN'>Mongolian</option>
<option value='ME'>Montenegrian</option>
<option value='MS'>Montserratian</option>
<option value='MA'>Moroccan</option>
<option value='MZ'>Mozambican</option>
<option value='NA'>Namibian</option>
<option value='NR'>Nauruan</option>
<option value='NP'>Nepalese</option>
<option value='NL'>Netherlander</option>
<option value='NC'>New Caledonian</option>
<option value='NZ'>New Zealander</option>
<option value='NI'>Nicaraguan</option>
<option value='NG'>Nigerian</option>
<option value='NE'>Nigerien</option>
<option value='NU'>Niuean</option>
<option value='NF'>Norfolk Islander</option>
<option value='KP'>North Korean</option>
<option value='MP'>Northern Mariana Islander</option>
<option value='NO'>Norwegian</option>
<option value='OM'>Omani</option>
<option value='PK'>Pakistani</option>
<option value='PW'>Palauan</option>
<option value='PA'>Panamanian</option>
<option value='PG'>Papua New Guinean</option>
<option value='PY'>Paraguayan</option>
<option value='PE'>Peruvian</option>
<option value='PN'>Pitcairner</option>
<option value='PL'>Pole</option>
<option value='PF'>Polynesian</option>
<option value='PT'>Portuguese</option>
<option value='PR'>Puerto Rican</option>
<option value='QA'>Qatari</option>
<option value='RE'>Reunionese</option>
<option value='RO'>Romanian</option>
<option value='RU'>Russian</option>
<option value='RW'>Rwandan</option>
<option value='EH'>Sahrawi</option>
<option value='SH'>Saint Helenian</option>
<option value='KN'>Saint Kitts and Nevis national</option>
<option value='LC'>Saint Lucian</option>
<option value='PM'>Saint Pierre and Miquelon national</option>
<option value='SV'>Salvadorian</option>
<option value='WS'>Samoan</option>
<option value='SM'>San Marinese</option>
<option value='ST'>São Toméan</option>
<option value='SA'>Saudi Arabian</option>
<option value='SN'>Senegalese</option>
<option value='RS'>Serbian</option>
<option value='SC'>Seychellois</option>
<option value='SL'>Sierra Leonean</option>
<option value='SG'>Singaporean</option>
<option value='SK'>Slovak</option>
<option value='SI'>Slovene</option>
<option value='SB'>Solomon Islander</option>
<option value='SO'>Somali</option>
<option value='ZA'>South African</option>
<option value='GS'>South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands</option>
<option value='KR'>South Korean</option>
<option value='ES'>Spaniard</option>
<option value='LK'>Sri Lankan</option>
<option value='SD'>Sudanese</option>
<option value='SR'>Surinamer</option>
<option value='SJ'>Svalbard and Jan Mayen</option>
<option value='SZ'>Swazi</option>
<option value='SE'>Swede</option>
<option value='CH'>Swiss</option>
<option value='SY'>Syrian</option>
<option value='TW'>Taiwanese</option>
<option value='TJ'>Tajik</option>
<option value='TZ'>Tanzanian</option>
<option value='TH'>Thai</option>
<option value='TG'>Togolese</option>
<option value='TK'>Tokelauan</option>
<option value='TO'>Tongan</option>
<option value='TT'>Trinidad and Tobago national</option>
<option value='TN'>Tunisian</option>
<option value='TR'>Turk</option>
<option value='TM'>Turkmen</option>
<option value='TC'>Turks and Caicos Islander</option>
<option value='TV'>Tuvaluan</option>
<option value='UG'>Ugandan</option>
<option value='UA'>Ukrainian</option>
<option value='UM'>United States Minor Outlying Islands</option>
<option value='UY'>Uruguayan</option>
<option value='VI'>US Virgin Islander</option>
<option value='UZ'>Uzbek</option>
<option value='VU'>Vanuatuan</option>
<option value='VA'>Vatican</option>
<option value='VE'>Venezuelan</option>
<option value='VN'>Vietnamese</option>
<option value='VC'>Vincentian</option>
<option value='WF'>Wallis and Futuna Islander</option>
<option value='YE'>Yemeni</option>
<option value='ZM'>Zambian</option>
<option value='ZW'>Zimbabwean</option>
<option value='AX'>Åland Islander</option>
</select>

Feb 21 '07 #10

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Scripsit Ubi:
Well, if anyone needs them, I report the two html selects which I
eventually made.
Well, it's of course bogus, and shouldn't be used anyway, since you haven't
cited any reliable sources. But that was apparent from the off-topic nature,
wasn't it?

Please don't hesitate to post in future if you ever have a question or
suggestion about HTML authoring for the WWW.

--
Jukka K. Korpela ("Yucca")
http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/

Feb 21 '07 #11

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Ubi
Well, it's of course bogus, and shouldn't be used anyway, since you
haven't cited any reliable sources. But that was apparent from the
off-topic nature, wasn't it?
Well, you don't have to use it.
Feb 22 '07 #12

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On Wed, 21 Feb 2007, Andy Dingley wrote:
For that matter, just what _is_ the difference between a country and
an internet TLD ?
One is "GB" and one is "UK".
Feb 22 '07 #13

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On 22 Feb, 14:12, Andreas Prilop <AndreasPrilop2...@trashmail.net>
wrote:
On Wed, 21 Feb 2007, Andy Dingley wrote:
For that matter, just what _is_ the difference between a country and
an internet TLD ?

One is "GB" and one is "UK".
Firstly you're trying to argue a general case by proving a specific
example, which is a logical fallacy.

Secondly "GB" is a geographical construct, a landmass, rather than a
political or governmental country. The country here is the "United
Kingdom" and includes both Great Britain and Northern Ireland (people
do get shot for this).

http://www.number-10.gov.uk/output/Page823.asp
is probably supposed to be authoritative here, although I'm saddened
to see at least two errors on it: Wales is a principality, not a
country. Also GB isn't an island in a geographical sense (nor is
Australia) as it contains the capital city.

Feb 22 '07 #14

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On Thu, 22 Feb 2007, Andy Dingley wrote:
>One is "GB" and one is "UK".

Secondly "GB" is a geographical construct, a landmass, rather than a
political or governmental country. The country here is the "United
Kingdom" and includes both Great Britain and Northern Ireland (people
do get shot for this).
My point is:
The ISO-3166 code for the United Kingdom is "GB",
whereas the TLD code for the United Kingdom is "UK".

The code "GB" does mean United Kingdom.
Feb 22 '07 #15

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In article <11*********************@v45g2000cwv.googlegroups. com>,
"Andy Dingley" <di*****@codesmiths.comwrote:
On 21 Feb, 18:04, "Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorp...@cs.tut.fiwrote:
Why? It seems that you have already confused _three_ things: countries,
nationalities, and Internet domains. There are resemblances between them -
enough to make the confusion _serious_.

So how about a clear explanation, or a reference to a clear
explanation?
Weren't you the one who said "If you can't Google it, I can't teach it"?

<http://groups.google.com/group/alt.h...58?dmode=sourc
e>

Try eating your own dog food. The issue has been discussed here many,
many times.
Carping is one thing, but it's better to add some content
rather than just picking holes in what's posted.
Really now? That's new.

--
Joel.
Feb 22 '07 #16

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On 22 Feb, 14:46, Andreas Prilop <AndreasPrilop2...@trashmail.net>
wrote:
My point is:
The ISO-3166 code for the United Kingdom is "GB",
whereas the TLD code for the United Kingdom is "UK".
The code for the United Kingdom is UK, as derived from the hashing of
the ISO-3166 country names list, as agreed by ICANN according to some
protocol that's no doubt defined somewhere I'm far too busy to go and
look up. GB is from the ISO 3166-1-alpha-2 code, which is different
and simply wrong. That's ISO's screwup and no more than that. I don't
even think it's a UN screwup (they're supposed to be the canonical
source for ISO). As a past resident of (UK, ~GB) this gets political
-- ISO don't claim that GB is a separate country or that the country
of Ireland is "the Free State" (I have aged relatives who still swear
this is the case).

My point is that for the purpose of enumerating the list, IANA and ISO
are in agreement. The conceptual countries are the same set. It's
obviously not an entirely unambiguous set, depending on your politics
and whether you're applying routing tables or legal edicts. Is the
Isle of Man British, UK or a separate country under the protection of
the UK government? Why are Svalbard or Åland seen as separate
countries when the Channel Islands are only a region of the UK? The
list is perverse, but it's the same perverse list for both ISO and
IANA.
The code "GB" does mean United Kingdom.
Only because of some past craziness of ISO. One thing they're very
clear about is that "GB for ISO" certainly doesn't mean "GB the
political entity"

Feb 22 '07 #17

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On 22 Feb, 16:02, Joel Shepherd <joels...@ix.netcom.comwrote:
So how about a clear explanation, or a reference to a clear
explanation?

Weren't you the one who said "If you can't Google it, I can't teach it"?
Yes. Maybe you should try looking for "rhetorical question"?

My comment was merely that Jukka had picked a hole in what Ubi had
posted, but didn't seem to offer anything in its place. This doesn't
lead to an interesting discussion.

Feb 22 '07 #18

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In article <11**********************@v33g2000cwv.googlegroups .com>,
"Andy Dingley" <di*****@codesmiths.comwrote:
GB is from the ISO 3166-1-alpha-2 code, which is different
and simply wrong. That's ISO's screwup and no more than that.
One would think that the UK has representation in ISO and carries more
political weight over its own name than e.g. Taiwan. I wonder what the
real story is. I find it hard to believe that this could be an "ISO
screwup" without participation and preference from the UK itself at the
time of code assignment.

--
Henri Sivonen
hs******@iki.fi
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
Mozilla Web Author FAQ: http://mozilla.org/docs/web-developer/faq.html
Feb 22 '07 #19

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In comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html message <1172160773.357268.280330
@v33g2000cwv.googlegroups.com>, Thu, 22 Feb 2007 08:12:53, Andy Dingley
<di*****@codesmiths.composted:
Why are Svalbard or Åland seen as separate
countries when the Channel Islands are only a region of the UK?
The Channel Islands are not a region of the UK.

--
(c) John Stockton, Surrey, UK. ?@merlyn.demon.co.uk Turnpike v6.05 IE 6.
Web <URL:http://www.merlyn.demon.co.uk/- w. FAQish topics, links, acronyms
PAS EXE etc : <URL:http://www.merlyn.demon.co.uk/programs/- see 00index.htm
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Feb 22 '07 #20

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On 22 Feb, 21:56, Dr J R Stockton <reply0...@merlyn.demon.co.uk>
wrote:
Why are Svalbard or Åland seen as separate
countries when the Channel Islands are only a region of the UK?

The Channel Islands are not a region of the UK.
Politically I'd agree, but they're represented as such in the UN list.

Feb 23 '07 #21

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On 22 Feb, 19:04, Henri Sivonen <hsivo...@iki.fiwrote:
GB is from the ISO 3166-1-alpha-2 code, which is different
and simply wrong. That's ISO's screwup and no more than that.

One would think that the UK has representation in ISO and carries more
political weight over its own name than e.g. Taiwan. I wonder what the
real story is.
I used to have neighbours who would preach in all seriousness that it
was because of a Masonic Conspiracy between the UN (Whore of Babylon)
and the EU (the swift handjob of Brussels). Antrim could be awfully
like Tennessee at times.

Feb 23 '07 #22

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In article <11**********************@h3g2000cwc.googlegroups. com>,
"Andy Dingley" <di*****@codesmiths.comwrote:
My comment was merely that Jukka had picked a hole in what Ubi had
posted, but didn't seem to offer anything in its place. This doesn't
lead to an interesting discussion.
No, it doesn't, does it? Oddly when I made a similar comment in the
cited thread, your response was quite different.

Why hold Jukka to a behavioral standard that you yourself can't be
bothered to maintain?
Maybe you should try looking for "rhetorical question"?
Sure: and while I'm doing that, why don't you take a go at looking up
"hypocrite".

--
Joel.
Feb 23 '07 #23

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