[uf-discuss] hCard: indistinguishable address parts problem
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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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