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: 
> []On Behalf Of A. Vine
> Sent: 2004年6月1日 16:25
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> 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, 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 (withdrawn 15 Jan 2004)" and indeed the ISO page confirms it.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?
> Thanks,
> Andrea
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