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Subject: Re: [emergency] Country/Primary/Secondary Division

On Jun 7, 2005, at 6/7/05 10:55 PM, Renato Iannella wrote:
> Q1: What formal codes does Primary Division and Secondary Division  
> use?

The <subdivision> uses the ISO 3166-1 "two-alpha" country code, a  
hyphen and then the ISO 3166-2 subdivision codes.

The <location> uses the country code plus the UN/LOCODE designator.   
(See <http://www.unece.org/cefact/locode/ 
DocColumnDescription.htm#LOCODE> for a bit more detail and a link to  
the full table of codes.)

> Q2: Do the three elements form a hierarchy?
No, that's the beauty of these particular choices... they function  
independently, so multiple instances can be mixed in a simple AND  

- Art

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