[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [Auth]simplest logon design proposal

From: Charles Iliya Krempeaux
Subject: Re: [Auth]simplest logon design proposal
Date: 31 Jul 2001 20:56:23 -0700


On 01 Aug 2001 09:40:55 +1000, Rhys Weatherley wrote:
> Charles Iliya Krempeaux wrote:
> > Has any work been done on making the address standards
> > work with all countries.
> >
> > For example, very few countries have "states".  Most countries
> > have "provinces"... others have different names for them.  Also,
> > not everywhere calls it a "Postal Code", some places call it a
> > "Zip Code".
> >
> > Has anyone considered how this would work in a country-independent
> > fashion?  (I'm pretty sure that making it work in all countries
> > is not as simple as changing the names either!!!)
> Be afraid.  Be very afraid.  Postal address stuff is a
> mess.  However, there are a number of ISO and IETF
> standards (e.g. vCard) that attempt to address this
> problem.  It is probably better to adopt their conventions
> than come up with yet another way of doing it.  We can
> say "go see RFC XXXX for the details" and leave it at that.

There are also URI formats to handle telephone numbers too.
(That works in all different countries.)  I don't know what
RFC it is... but I remember reading it though.

I suggest we use that.

See ya

     Charles Iliya Krempeaux

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]