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    I have finally got my forms... I think... the way i need 'em to be.

    Now, can anyone help with a question I have about form fields. I am trying to register people globally. What fields do I need. I got 'Country', and 'City/Township',... my question is about zip codes. Do all countries use zip codes, in the same way we use them here inthe US? Should the field be required?

    Thanks in advance for anyhelp, or suggestions. The form can be found at the bottom of this page

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    Instead of zip codes, non U.S countries use postal codes like 9501 which is the postal code for my city in N.Z. I've seen postal codes used on many registration forms before.

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    This might not be helpful,

    But I figure you can check it and see if it could help you.

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    Postal codes are more the norm than zip codes.

    Usually you see that field as zip/postal code.

    My pet peeve as a non American -- when I go to put in my postal code but the box is formatted for only 5 characters in a US zip code (Canadian Postal codes have 7 Characters T2J 4S3 is mine)

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    Yeah. Forcing a 5 character field is a major pain.

    Mine is only 4 digits (3630).

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    In the UK we have postal codes, referred to as that or as post code, much like parentsworld describes - I think they are all either 6 or 7 characters and are usually represented with as two blocks with a space in the middle, 8 characters would do it.

    Also, don't assume every phone number is of the form 3-3-4, mine is 4-3-4, my office 5-6, my cell phone is 5-6 and my parents house is 5-6.

    [This message was edited by paulrollo on June 07, 2003 at 01:26 PM.]

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    Thanks all. Very helpful. I think I will change it to zip/postal code, and btw, US zip codes are actually 9 digits i.e. 75248 - 7220. However, we usually use just 5 digits, as that is sufficient for the USPS. I don't know why...heck, don't know why we do a lot of things. Like, why did we not adapt to the metric system? rebellion? crazy, when the rest of the world uses metric, but we have to use lbs., oz., feet, inches, etc... lol!

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