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From Adrian Crum <adri...@hlmksw.com>
Subject Re: RFC: Postal Address Input / Display Formatting
Date Thu, 06 Nov 2008 18:12:42 GMT
It would be nice to have the HTML markup include the hCard microformat: 
http://microformats.org/wiki/hcard.

-Adrian

Joe Eckard wrote:
> I would like to help improve postal address input and formatting in 
> OFBiz to provide better support for international customers and shipments.
> 
> The general idea is that a specified country would change how the postal 
> address input form is arranged and labeled, and how the postal address 
> is formatted for display. This would have a side effect of consolidating 
> the input and display formatting into central locations.
> 
> No data model changes are required, though a case could be made for 
> adding a field "address3" to the postal address entity.
> 
> To start, this could be as simple as having two generic templates:
> 
>     Address 1
>     Address 2
>     Address 3*
>     City, State, Postal Code
> 
>     or
> 
>     Address 1
>     Address 2
>     Address 3*
>     Postal Code, City, State
> 
>     (this is how UPS handles formatting for their Smart Labels, except 
> they display Address 321 instead of 123)
> 
> and then adding more country-specific templates as desired.
> 
> Is there any additional interest in this? Any comments or suggestions?
> 
> -Joe
> 
> 
> links:
> 
>     http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OFBIZ-203 - discussion related 
> to a proposed freemarker implementation from 2006
> 
>     http://www.upu.int/post_code/en/postal_addressing_systems_member_countries.shtml
- 
> address formats
> 
>     http://xml.coverpages.org/Lubenow-UPUS42.html - UPU S42 Standard on 
> International Postal Address Components and Templates
>         (fairly interesting, but not freely available and appears to 
> only have XML templates for 15 countries)

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