[whatwg] Supporting more address levels in autocomplete
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Tue Feb 25 00:27:38 PST 2014
I think it is dangerous to make any kind of assumption about valid postal addresses.
Here's a great list of all kinds of exceptions to rules that programmers tend to believe to be true:
(Don't we love rules?)
On Feb 22, 2014, at 05:05 , Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Fri, 21 Feb 2014, Kevin Marks wrote:
>> On 21 Feb 2014 17:03, "Ian Hickson" <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
>>>> Those names come from vcard - if adding a new one, consider how to
>>>> model it in vcard too. Note that UK addresses can have this too - eg
>>>> 3 high street, Kenton, Harrow, Middlesex, UK
>>> That's actually a bogus UK address. I'm not sure exactly which town
>>> you meant that to be in, but official UK addresses never have more
>>> than two "region" levels, and usually only one (the "post town"). The
>>> only time they have two is when the post town has two streets with the
>>> same name.
>> The real address, where I grew up, was:
>> 2 Melbury Road, Kenton, Harrow, Middlesex, HA3 9RA
> Today, the address of that building is:
> 2 Melbury Rd
> HA3 9RA
>> Damn humans, not following specs. Actually UK addresses have a huge
>> amount of leeway, as they are routed by postcode in the main (though I
>> did receive a postcard addressed to "Kevin, Sidney, Cambridge" once).
> The post office will deal with all kinds of stuff, sure. But Web forms
> only have to accept the formal address format, which in the UK only ever
> has a street, a locality (sometimes), a post town, and a post code.
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