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hex (3272)

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Perl, RDF and wiki hacker, London, UK. This is my former Perl blog; I now write at Earle's Notebook [].

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Friday December 05, 2003
06:10 AM


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So I'm looking into writing Locale::Object::AddressFormat to go into the next release of Locale::Object and provide data on the format of postal addresses in different countries. Whilst searching, I found the Universal Postal Union's addressing formats guide. That should be perfect! Right? Wrong. Instead of having a big, easily parseable table of formats, or even collection of little pages with formats in them, you get a drop-down menu to select the country you want - and when you press the "Display" button, it sends you a freaking Microsoft Word document. With about twenty words in it. It doesn't even say on the page that it's going to do this, it just assumes you're OK with it. What a turd of a website - and to think, this is the people who deal with our mail. Jeez.
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