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Re: Proposal for an "address:" URI Scheme

From: Reinier Post <reinpost@win.tue.nl>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 02:59:17 +0100
Message-ID: <20010316025917.B22909@win.tue.nl>
To: www-talk@w3.org
On Thu, Mar 15, 2001 at 07:34:02PM -0600, Aaron Swartz wrote:
> An even more abbreviated from (since zip codes are unambiguous within the
> US) would be:


This is a great idea!

Many countries have ZIP codes.  On international mail you're supposed
to prefix the ZIP code with the ISO country code and a hyphen.  The
international Postal Union regulates these things.  See e.g.


So zip:// is much easier to standardize and use than address://.
And it might actually work!  Web-based postal delivery services
will only be happy to see ZIP code support built into web software.

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