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RE: Question about HTML 5.1 autocomplete and libaddressinput fields

From: Phillips, Addison <addison@lab126.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2015 01:12:38 +0000
To: Mike McKenna <mgm@globalization.org>, "Mckenna, Mike" <mimckenna@paypal.com>, Mark Davis ☕️ <mark@macchiato.com>, Craig Cummings <craig@unicode.org>, Tex Texin <textexin@xencraft.com>
CC: "public-i18n-core@w3.org" <public-i18n-core@w3.org>, "Hom, Erwin" <ehom@paypal.com>, "Bruhn, Daniel" <dbruhn@paypal.com>
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Hi Mike,

We (I18N WG) would be glad to raise this as an issue or series of issues against HTML or at least track them at the WG level. That won’t help you on the Google side, of course.

Doesn’t the Google address line 3..n mean that they have additional arbitrary levels? Does level 4 in that structure not map to HTML’s? (I don’t know: I didn’t look)

I do note that the public-i18n-core@ (WG list) list is not the same as the www-international@ (Interest Group) list. Would you be okay taking the conversation to the Interest Group?


Addison Phillips
Principal SDE, I18N Architect (Amazon)
Chair (W3C I18N WG)

Internationalization is not a feature.
It is an architecture.

From: Mike McKenna [mailto:mgm@globalization.org]
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 4:08 PM
To: Mckenna, Mike; Mark Davis ☕️; Phillips, Addison; Craig Cummings; Tex Texin
Cc: public-i18n-core@w3.org; Hom, Erwin; Bruhn, Daniel
Subject: Re: Question about HTML 5.1 autocomplete and libaddressinput fields

Due to restrictive paypal email policy I'm not sure everyone on the to: list got this.  Thanks in advance for both your wise response or wise-cracks.

On Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 2:42 PM Mckenna, Mike <mimckenna@paypal.com<mailto:mimckenna@paypal.com>> wrote:
Hello I18n friends!

I’m trying to figure out how to harmonize the HTML 5.1 autofill name and address fields with the Google libaddressinput fields
HTML 5.1 autocomplete fields<http://www.w3.org/TR/html51/semantics.html#attr-fe-autocomplete-name>
Google address validation metadata description<https://github.com/googlei18n/libaddressinput/wiki/AddressValidationMetadata#details>
Google address metadata service<http://i18napis.appspot.com/address> (i18napis)

The new HTML 5.1 fields map almost exactly to the Google i18napi fields.  Except for “address-level4” in HTML 5.1, created to handle multi-level addresses in China<http://www.w3.org/TR/html51/semantics.html#more-on-address-levels>, and the “sorting code”  in i18napis, created to handle French CEDEX codes and a few special cases in some countries.
W3C HTML 5.1



N - Name


O - Organisation


A - Street Address 1


A - Street Address 2


A - Street Address 3..n




D - Dependent locality, suburb, inner-city district


C - City or locality


S - Admin area or state, province, island, etc.


Z - Zip or postal code


X - Sorting code (used for French territories and a few other countries)


country (data root)

Any ideas, or suggestions for who I can talk to on the HTML team or Google team to help resolve the mapping?


Mike McKenna
Internationalization Technology Product Owner
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