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Re: Standard for postal address information

From: Mark Davis <mark.davis@jtcsv.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2004 08:50:45 -0700
Message-ID: <009401c44982$88f7e4e0$6401a8c0@DAVIS1>
To: <aphillips@webmethods.com>, <andrea.vine@sun.com>, <www-international@w3.org>

Also, see http://xml.coverpages.org/ni2003-06-17-a.html (references at end)

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Addison Phillips [wM]" <aphillips@webmethods.com>
To: <andrea.vine@sun.com>; <www-international@w3.org>
Sent: Tue, 2004 Jun 01 16:26
Subject: RE: Standard for postal address information

You can send money to the UPU and get *something* in return. There is also
Graham Rhind's marterial, which I think may actually be the most complete. See


Addison P. Phillips
Director, Globalization Architecture
webMethods | Delivering Global Business Visibility
Chair, W3C Internationalization (I18N) Working Group
Chair, W3C-I18N-WG, Web Services Task Force

Internationalization is an architecture.
It is not a feature.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-international-request@w3.org
> [mailto:www-international-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of A. Vine
> Sent: 2004年6月1日 16:25
> To: www-international@w3.org
> Subject: Standard for postal address information
> OK, I know this is crazy, but I just wanted to double-check - is there a
> standard, note, or some such out there that covers the storage of
> postal address
> information for int'l products.  One that specifies what fields
> you might have
> in a database, not one that talks about formatting for display.
> I found references to S42-2 from http://www.upu.int/, though I
> can't find how to
> get this publication.  I also found this site:
> http://www.columbia.edu/kermit/postal.html
> which mentions "ISO International Standard 11180, "Postal
> Addressing" (1993)
> (withdrawn 15 Jan 2004)" and indeed the ISO page confirms it.
> Sooooo, am I missing anything?
> Thanks,
> Andrea
> -- 
> I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as
> my telephone.
> My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.
> -Bjarne Stroustrup, designer of C++ programming language (1950- )
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