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Address and Name Formulating Support for Web-based Applications using XML, Java and JSP Tag Libs

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000021572D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Jan-23
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Jan-23

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Globalizing web-based software applications mandates support for country specific postal address formats. In most Object-Oriented programming languages, cultural information such as date/time format, currency format, number format, collation rules, and text boundary rules can be obtained from locale-sensitive classes. The locale-sensitive classes change the behavior based on the locale. Postal address formatting is much more complicated than other cultural formatting and does not have any locale-sensitive classes that software developers can use while globalizing(localizing) their software application. Software developers are, therefore, responsible for implementing their own postal address formatting schemes.