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

Brian E Carpenter brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Tue Jul 13 21:48:19 PDT 2021


I'll be glad to do that when it works. As of very recently, it didn't work (on the web tool).

Regards
   Brian Carpenter

On 14-Jul-21 14:42, John R Levine wrote:
>> 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
>>> Please consider the environment before reading this e-mail. https://jl.ly
>>>
>>
>>
> 
> Regards,
> John Levine, johnl at taugh.com, Taughannock Networks, Trumansburg NY
> Please consider the environment before reading this e-mail. https://jl.ly
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