[rfc-i] summary of Removing postal information from RFCs

John R Levine johnl at taugh.com
Tue Jul 13 19:42:43 PDT 2021


> That would work, but in any case I am perfectly happy to use
>
>  <author initials="B." surname="Carpenter" fullname="Brian Carpenter">
>      <organization abbrev="Univ. of Auckland"/>
>      <address>
>        <postal>
>          <postalLine>School of Computer Science</postalLine>
>          <postalLine>University of Auckland</postalLine>
>          <postalLine>PB 92019</postalLine>
>          <postalLine>Auckland 1142</postalLine>
>          <postalLine>New Zealand</postalLine>
>        </postal>
>        <email>brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com</email>
>      </address>
>    </author>

We hope you do this, for, you know, statistics:

   <author initials="B." surname="Carpenter" fullname="Brian Carpenter">
       <organization abbrev="Univ. of Auckland"/>
       <address>
         <postal>
           <postalLine>School of Computer Science</postalLine>
           <postalLine>University of Auckland</postalLine>
           <postalLine>PB 92019</postalLine>
           <postalLine>Auckland 1142</postalLine>
           <country>New Zealand</country>
         </postal>
         <email>brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com</email>
>      </address>
>    </author>
>
> Regards
>   Brian
>
> On 14-Jul-21 13:57, John R Levine wrote:
>> On Wed, 14 Jul 2021, Mark Nottingham wrote:
>>> It's not clear what John's proposed resolution is (if any).
>>
>> Here's what we came up with on Monday.  The current schema for <postal> is:
>>
>> ( ( city | cityarea | code | country | extaddr | pobox | region | sortingcode | street )*
>>    | postalLine+ )
>>
>> We propose a small tweak:
>>
>> ( ( city | cityarea | code | country | extaddr | pobox | region | sortingcode | street )*
>>    | postalLine+  country? )
>>
>> That is, we still allow the current syntax, in which we render just the
>> country, getting rid of the problem of what order to render the rest.
>>
>> Or you can give a sequence of postallines with an optional country, in
>> which we render the whole list in order.
>>
>> The point of adding the country after the postallines is so that scripts
>> that are doing country statistics don't have to guess whether the last
>> postalline is the country.
>>
>> Regards,
>> John Levine, johnl at taugh.com, Taughannock Networks, Trumansburg NY
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>>
>
>

Regards,
John Levine, johnl at taugh.com, Taughannock Networks, Trumansburg NY
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