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#715 ✓wontfix

ActionView::Helpers::FormOptionsHelper COUNTRIES constant controversally labels Taiwan a province of China

Reported by coolblade | July 28th, 2008 @ 07:43 PM | in 2.x

Regardless of where you stand on the issue I think for now it is safe to say let's just label Taiwan as Taiwan which seems the most neutral stance to the issue. Simple patch included with the COUNTRY constant adjusted.

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  • Michael Koziarski

    Michael Koziarski July 28th, 2008 @ 08:03 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “wontfix”

    Firstly I'm sorry for the controversy this list has caused your customers.

    The list as it stands come from the ISO standard # 3166, and is the best neutral option for us when it comes to finding a country list. Whatever faults the list may have, it comes from UN sources.

    Making the change you suggest may seem from your perspective to be returning the list to a neutral state, but it's likely to be perceived by others as a provacative statement in support of taiwanese independence.

    We won't accept patches which cause this list to differ from the ISO list, I'm sorry. You can make the changes in your own application relatively easily, and I'd suggest that that's the best option for you.

  • coolblade

    coolblade July 28th, 2008 @ 08:14 PM


    No argument there, I didn't realize that it is an ISO list which would be the most neutral stance for rails. I think it might also be worth somehow labeling it as the iso country list since that may be useful to a developer to know the origin. Thanks for the quick response.

  • Michael Koziarski

    Michael Koziarski July 28th, 2008 @ 08:24 PM

    Thanks for being so understanding, I may well add some documentation about that list. We had a recent case where someone got in trouble because of it mentioning palentinian territories.

  • Ryan Bigg

    Ryan Bigg October 11th, 2010 @ 10:57 AM

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