Announce: WWW::Scraper::Wikipedia::ISO3166

Hi Folks

After an email discussion with Kim Ryan, author of Locale::SubCountry, and a recent exchange on this very blog, about removing Locale::Country::SubCountry from CPAN, I've released WWW::Scraper::Wikipedia::ISO3166 V 1.01.

It's main purpose is to ship a SQLite database of countries and subcountries, and an interface to that db.

The db can be used directly, or exported as CSV or HTML.

Pre-exported files are shipped in the distro as data/*.csv and data/*.html.

The HTML looks like this.

The Wikipedia files I downloaded are also shipped in the distro under data/*.html, to encourage you to access them locally if playing with the code, rather than hitting Wikipedia itself repeatedly.

If you think this makes the distro too big (4Mb) let me know. I can easily drop the those files.


Great work! One bit of feedback. . .

The title of is "ISO 3166-2:1998 - Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions -- Part 2: Country subdivision code"

What's a subcountry? Should it be called a "country subdivision" instead?

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