[TYPO3-50-general] Questions about FLOW3

Nino Martincevic don at zampano.com
Tue Mar 24 12:50:25 CET 2009

Timo A. Hummel schrieb:
> Hi Masi,
>> Something like "address" component to use eg as custmer's billing
>> address in a shop or as event location in a calendar?
> Yes, that's correct. An address is an address is an address - and each 
> address needs the same basic methods and functionality - for example, 
> each address needs to be aware of international addresses, which 
> includes country-specific zip codes, street names etc. Of course, the 
> address object would be composed of a ZIP object and various others.

Are you sure?

Where does an "Address" satrt and where it ends?
Is the person name part of an address? Or an appartement, room or floor 
number? Does the indication of a street need to have a house number?
Or the addition of a "c/o" is invalid?

As long an address is only a value that could be replaced by just 
another value (another address), everything works fine.
It could even be an ISO draft.

What is most important: an address for you might be a complete different 
thing for someone else:
Is it possible to have two (seemingly) identical addresses in a system?
What if two people live at exactly the same address, on the same floor, 
the same appartement? Will your system allow that?
And if you are electric utility company the address is the companys 
destination for the lines. If two people with the same address call your 
company you would have to realize that.

The problems are not the values of something, but the meaning of them in 
a particular context. Without thinking about the context you are 
nothing. Things rarely exist in complete isolation.


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