# Pople Basis Set Abnormality: 3rd row 6-311G

I noticed when looking through the Basis set exchange website that the 6-311 Pople basis sets don't at all match their formulation once you go past the 2nd row of the periodic table. For example, oxygen's basis set looks like this (in Gaussian input format):

O     0
S   6   1.00
8588.5000000              0.00189515
1297.2300000              0.0143859
299.2960000              0.0707320
87.3771000              0.2400010
25.6789000              0.5947970
3.7400400              0.2808020
SP   3   1.00
42.1175000              0.1138890              0.0365114
9.6283700              0.9208110              0.2371530
2.8533200             -0.00327447             0.8197020
SP   1   1.00
0.9056610              1.0000000              1.0000000
SP   1   1.00
0.2556110              1.0000000              1.0000000


Where the core 's' orbital is formed from a contraction of 6 primitive gaussians and the valence 's' and 'p' orbitals are formed from a contracted set of 3 primitives and then two other sets of 1 primitive. Hence, 6-311.

Compare this to Sulfur:

S     0
S   6   1.00
93413.4000000              0.0007430
13961.7000000              0.0057930
3169.9100000              0.0299540
902.4560000              0.1190280
297.1580000              0.3684320
108.7020000              0.5772990
S   3   1.00
108.7020000              0.1431860
43.1553000              0.6244650
18.1079000              0.2833660
S   1   1.00
5.5600900              1.0000000
S   1   1.00
2.1318300              1.0000000
S   1   1.00
0.4204030              1.0000000
S   1   1.00
0.1360450              1.0000000
P   4   1.00
495.0400000              0.0083090
117.2210000              0.0640240
37.7749000              0.2776140
14.0584000              0.7450760
P   2   1.00
5.5657400              0.6137120
2.2629700              0.4438180
P   1   1.00
0.8079940              1.0000000
P   1   1.00
0.2774600              1.0000000
P   1   1.00
0.0771410              1.0000000


Why would this set of orbitals still get lumped together with the Pople basis sets when it doesn't resemble their formulation at all? And what is the meaning of this particular set of functions?