sketch wrote:All I'm saying is that we should consider each state abbreviation individually. If it's best that MD say Maryland, so be it. If people say "N C x" for NC state highways, keep the letters for that state.
We also don't want to be using "MI" instead of "M" for Michigan state highways because they're unequivocally referred to as "M-x". But for other states, it would be useful, like Maryland.
Obviously we can't achieve full parity because of Nebraska/northeast, so we might as well be accommodating.
Would we ever want "NE-" used for "Northeast-[something]"?
If not, then we actually maybe we can even accommodate Nebraska if the RegEx can be wrote to use "NE-xxx" to say "Nebraska xxx", instead of "Northeast xxx".
That is of course if that is how they refer to them.
And yes. Agreed on "M-xxx" for Michigan.
We should probably take this discussion off to another topic thread, and just point to it from here, since we have almost 70 abbreviations for State/Provinces, etc.