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 Author: sf_bricks View Messages Posted By sf_bricks
 Posted: Feb 18, 2015 17:07
 Subject: address / name normalized form as standard
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sf_bricks (754)

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Hi

it would be nice if every user would have his address and name as a normalized
form.
Especially in aspect to the use of the API to work with the address for shipping
and invoice.
 Author: WoutR View Messages Posted By WoutR
 Posted: Feb 18, 2015 17:09
 Subject: Re: address / name normalized form as standard
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WoutR (701)

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In Suggestions, steffen89 writes:
  Hi

it would be nice if every user would have his address and name as a normalized
form.
Especially in aspect to the use of the API to work with the address for shipping
and invoice.

No.
The required format is different in every country.
 Author: jamesuniverse View Messages Posted By jamesuniverse
 Posted: Feb 18, 2015 17:14
 Subject: Re: address / name normalized form as standard
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In Suggestions, WoutR writes:
  In Suggestions, steffen89 writes:
  Hi

it would be nice if every user would have his address and name as a normalized
form.
Especially in aspect to the use of the API to work with the address for shipping
and invoice.

No.
The required format is different in every country.

Although true, it would be nice to have it formatted like this

Name:
Address/Address Line 1:
Address Line 2 (If applicable):
City:
State/Province/whatever is applicable:
Postal/Zip code:
Country:


And actually have the words above in the applicable language. Sorry, but some
address are too darn confusing just to "guess" and messaging a customer shouldn't
be needed.

~JU
 Author: WoutR View Messages Posted By WoutR
 Posted: Feb 18, 2015 17:23
 Subject: Re: address / name normalized form as standard
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In Suggestions, jamesuniverse writes:
  In Suggestions, WoutR writes:
  In Suggestions, steffen89 writes:
  Hi

it would be nice if every user would have his address and name as a normalized
form.
Especially in aspect to the use of the API to work with the address for shipping
and invoice.

No.
The required format is different in every country.

Although true, it would be nice to have it formatted like this

Name:
Address/Address Line 1:
Address Line 2 (If applicable):
City:
State/Province/whatever is applicable:
Postal/Zip code:
Country:


And actually have the words above in the applicable language. Sorry, but some
address are too darn confusing just to "guess" and messaging a customer shouldn't
be needed.

~JU

If you convince the world to use:

Name
Address/Address Line 1
Address Line 2 (If applicable)
Postal code - Double space - CITY in capitals
COUNTRY also in capitals
 Author: Stuart9 View Messages Posted By Stuart9
 Posted: Feb 18, 2015 17:25
 Subject: Re: address / name normalized form as standard
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Stuart9 (572)

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That one doesn't work for the U.K.





In Suggestions, WoutR writes:
  In Suggestions, jamesuniverse writes:
  In Suggestions, WoutR writes:
  In Suggestions, steffen89 writes:
  Hi

it would be nice if every user would have his address and name as a normalized
form.
Especially in aspect to the use of the API to work with the address for shipping
and invoice.

No.
The required format is different in every country.

Although true, it would be nice to have it formatted like this

Name:
Address/Address Line 1:
Address Line 2 (If applicable):
City:
State/Province/whatever is applicable:
Postal/Zip code:
Country:


And actually have the words above in the applicable language. Sorry, but some
address are too darn confusing just to "guess" and messaging a customer shouldn't
be needed.

~JU

If you convince the world to use:

Name
Address/Address Line 1
Address Line 2 (If applicable)
Postal code - Double space - CITY in capitals
COUNTRY also in capitals
 Author: WoutR View Messages Posted By WoutR
 Posted: Feb 18, 2015 17:30
 Subject: Re: address / name normalized form as standard
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WoutR (701)

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In Suggestions, Stuart9 writes:
  That one doesn't work for the U.K.

The other one does not work for the Netherlands

The current system is not prefect, but it is much better than the alternatives
that force people to use incorrect formats.
 Author: Stuart9 View Messages Posted By Stuart9
 Posted: Feb 18, 2015 17:35
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Stuart9 (572)

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I suspect this will be the case for most postal systems,especially those outside
Europe.





In Suggestions, WoutR writes:
  In Suggestions, Stuart9 writes:
  That one doesn't work for the U.K.

The other one does not work for the Netherlands

The current system is not prefect, but it is much better than the alternatives
that force people to use incorrect formats.
 Author: Stuart9 View Messages Posted By Stuart9
 Posted: Feb 18, 2015 17:23
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Stuart9 (572)

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This works ok for the U.K.
No idea for mainland Europe postal systems.



In Suggestions, jamesuniverse writes:
  In Suggestions, WoutR writes:
  In Suggestions, steffen89 writes:
  Hi

it would be nice if every user would have his address and name as a normalized
form.
Especially in aspect to the use of the API to work with the address for shipping
and invoice.

No.
The required format is different in every country.

Although true, it would be nice to have it formatted like this

Name:
Address/Address Line 1:
Address Line 2 (If applicable):
City:
State/Province/whatever is applicable:
Postal/Zip code:
Country:


And actually have the words above in the applicable language. Sorry, but some
address are too darn confusing just to "guess" and messaging a customer shouldn't
be needed.

~JU
 Author: therobo View Messages Posted By therobo
 Posted: Feb 18, 2015 17:31
 Subject: Re: address / name normalized form as standard
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In Suggestions, jamesuniverse writes:
  In Suggestions, WoutR writes:
  In Suggestions, steffen89 writes:
  Hi

it would be nice if every user would have his address and name as a normalized
form.
Especially in aspect to the use of the API to work with the address for shipping
and invoice.

No.
The required format is different in every country.

Although true, it would be nice to have it formatted like this

Name:
Address/Address Line 1:
Address Line 2 (If applicable):
City:
State/Province/whatever is applicable:
Postal/Zip code:
Country:

Why do you think that thinking US-centric makes sense?
  

And actually have the words above in the applicable language. Sorry, but some
address are too darn confusing just to "guess" and messaging a customer shouldn't
be needed.

~JU