W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-international@w3.org > April to June 2004

Standard for postal address information

From: A. Vine <andrea.vine@sun.com>
Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2004 16:24:42 -0700
To: www-international@w3.org
Message-id: <40BD103A.9060806@sun.com>

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:


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(withdrawn 15 Jan 2004)" and indeed the ISO page confirms it.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?

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- )
Received on Tuesday, 1 June 2004 19:11:21 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 17 January 2020 22:40:49 UTC