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Addresses, phone numbers and so forth

TODO: Does this need changing in light of this public-lod thread?

The vCard namespace (usually shortened to the prefix 'v:') provides a general way to describe contact details, which can be applied to both organisations and places.


Note that an organisation's address is where to direct post, whereas that of a place refers to its physical location. Thus, a unit and its primary site may quite legitimately have different addresses.

An address is composed of the following parts to be reconstructed in the given order:

  • v:extended-address (e.g. *The Example Building*)
  • v:street-address (e.g. *Old Kent Road*)
  • v:locality (e.g. *London*)
  • v:postal-code (e.g. *EX1 1EX*)
  • v:country-name (e.g. *United Kingdom*)

You can omit unwanted parts as necessary.