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Re: [whatwg] Proposal:Improve internationalization in the autocomplete attribute

From: Albert Bodenhamer <abodenha@chromium.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 09:37:32 -0700
Message-ID: <CAN1ma2AL3dXwuxqS8UXLO+COTo2BOCMcOt8MrnE2OKZbwUFGxw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Charles McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Cc: Lara Rennie <lararennie@google.com>, whatwg@whatwg.org, Mounir Lamouri <mounir@lamouri.fr>
On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 9:15 AM, Charles McCathie Nevile <
chaals@yandex-team.ru> wrote:

> On Thu, 20 Jun 2013 17:31:42 +0200, Mounir Lamouri <mounir@lamouri.fr>
> wrote:
>
>  On 11/06/13 23:46, Albert Bodenhamer wrote:
>>
>>> Address CEDEX codes:
>>> Problem: They don't fit well into the "postal-code" field and are often
>>> handled as a separate entity.
>>> Proposal: Add a field name for CEDEX code.
>>>
>>
>> As far as I can tell, CEDEX is never explicitly asked in French web
>> forms. Likely because usually only organisations (companies, school,
>> administrations) use such things and real people only use it when they
>> have to send paper letters to those.
>>
>
> Which is not qiute as uncommon as it seems. Mostly, when real people who
> work in those organisations (companies, schools, and administrations are
> collectively responsible for a lot of employment in France) have to give a
> postal address - e.g. to buy physical things, or get real papers delivered
> to them.
>
>
>  I guess that someone that needs to fill out an address with a CEDEX will
>> whether add it to the post code, the city name or simply not mention it.
>>
>
> Yeah, when I had to use it (about every second day for a few years) I just
> added it to the city name.



Thanks for the extra info.

It sounds like how it's used is ambiguous, that it's not important enough
to justify its own field, but that when it's needed it's not clear where it
should go.

I'm a bit concerned about the inconsistency of it.  I don't think we need a
separate field for it, but it would be nice to be explicit about how it'll
be handled if the browser is aware of it.


>
>
>  I doubt it is needed to add a new autocomplete value for that given that
>> I doubt that forms have a field for that.
>>
>
> I can live with that.
>
> cheers
>
> --
> Charles McCathie Nevile - Consultant (web standards) CTO Office, Yandex
>       chaals@yandex-team.ru         Find more at http://yandex.com
>



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