Before you start ranting about how you meant this and you meant that keep in mind that my correction was about the colors of the wires and not about the other material.
The neutral wire is not white.
None of the live wires are black and the black wires are in fact neutral.
Promptly dismissed by the wire color reference table in the link. Not worth discussing.
Don Don Don,
Oh please , stop before you make a fool of yourself. You're so blinded by your obsession to try to prove me wrong you have completely missed the obvious. I posted the link to help the OP correlate the electrical code nomenclature with wire colors. Low and behold, [u]Neutral is still Neutral anywhere in the world[/u]. There are only two wires Don. If you know which one is Neutral, I'll give you three guesses which color is the HOT (called phase in the table). Tic toc, shall I cut the red wire or the blue wire ?
Yes, it turns out that providing useful reference material for the OP is actually more important than proving you wrong. It is , after all, the purpose of this post is it not ?
If you have any problem understanding the importance of the above discussion please ask. And, needless to say , never work on any ac wiring without either disconnecting it from the mains or turning off the circuit breaker or both.
It's not a bad idea to get a meter so you can check voltages or continuity if necessary.