[uf-discuss] hCard: indistinguishable address parts problem

Drew McLellan lists at allinthehead.com
Mon Jun 5 08:06:38 PDT 2006

I have a data set of companies with neat fields for name, phone,  
postcode and geo. The address for each is one big string including  
number, street, town, and sometimes route-road names and directions.  
It's a real mess.

At present, I've chosen to mark up the entire address string as  
street-address, even though I know it to include locality, region and  
other misc information in many cases. Without access to a better  
geocoding system, I don't think there's a practical way for me to  
distinguish between parts of the string.

I figure that nothing is going to break on trying to parse the street- 
address, and ultimately it's better to have the data in some form  
than none. The alternative as I see it is to not include any of this  
information in the hCard.

I have a nagging thought that I'm being evil.



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