What does "XWW" mean under Also Known As?

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See: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1713440 Under this title's "Also Known As" section in the iOS app, it shows two entries that use "XWW" instead of a specific country. But what does XWW actually stand for?? And more poignantly, how is the general user, using the app specifically, supposed to know (especially when the IMDB help section says nothing about it, AFAICT from searching)?
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I guessing that the "WW" stands for "world-wide".
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Sure the webpage version shows that, but what does the "X" mean in the app version?

Why does the app version of the page list the details unclearly compared to the webpage version?

Looks like a parsing bug or similar perhaps?
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As far as the code is concerned, "X" would mean it is not a regular ISO code, or that it does not apply to a specific territory, the next two letters bearing the actual intended meaning. "WW" undoubtly means "World wide".

The actual display of the code on iOS instead of "(World-wide, English title)" on the website is obviously a bug.
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Hi there,

I've forwarded this information to our technical team for further assistance. We'll reply via this thread once we receive further information.

Thanks in advance for your patience.
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Hi everyone,

Our technical team has confirmed that the fix for this issue was released in our app update yesterday. Please update your IMDb app version, and let us know if we can offer any further help.

Thanks!
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Just checked, and still an issue. 
The accurate "festival title" tag (I bolded it below) is still missing from the app version, unfortunately. 

- the iOS app shows: 

World-Wide (English title)
Smoke and Mirrors

World-Wide (English title)
The Man with Thousand Faces

- the web shows: 

World-Wide (festival title) (English title)
Smoke and Mirrors

World-Wide (English title)
The Man with Thousand Faces


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Thanks for confirming! I've forwarded this to our technical team to take a further look.
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Hi there,

Our technical team has released the fix for this in the app update released today.

Please let us know if we can offer any further help.

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