Safari and Postal Codes

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  1. supercooled macrumors 6502a

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    Do not mix. I have encountered so many sites, not all but too many to count where they do not render postal codes correctly. As soon as I'm done typing the first part and skip to the next field, it messes up. For instance, I type in M6P then tab or mouse cursor to the next field, it turns into -6- (dashes).

    I don't know if other Canadians are facing this same issue but it's very annoying. Is there a remedy?
     
  2. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    Can you change your language settings to English (Canadian)?
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    So it sounds like the javascript code that the site uses to clean up postal codes is being misinterpreted or is incorrectly formed... on which browsers do the same websites work correctly?
     
  4. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    I don't want to slam this idea, but I don't think it would help :( That is more to do with the dictionary (in which case rumors is spelt wrong).

    I've never had an issue with postal codes, really. Parsing your input into a postal code is a function of the site's scripting. Which site are you trying?
     
  5. OttawaGuy macrumors 6502a

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    I run into this often.

    I believe it is the web site that causes the issue.
    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=8140246
     
  6. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    thinking off the cuff -- brainstorming if you will
     
  7. supercooled thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  8. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    Ah, well done. My storming is usually of the Blame variety. ;)
    Could you post the full link? Save us some time hunting the exact page.
     
  9. supercooled thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's actual a government website. I forgot it redirects you midway. Here's the form.

    https://www.rtbo.rus.mto.gov.on.ca/scripts/english/index.asp

    Oddly enough, it accepts the example Postal Code but not my own. The link posted to Apple's own forum given earlier (http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=8140246) seems to suggest it has soemthing to do with the way address book is setup.
     
  10. OttawaGuy macrumors 6502a

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    No my address book is correct. I think it's a form coding error.
     
  11. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    That one works for me, but I have to omit the space.

    That one works for me too. I tried M6P as well as my own of M4C, and the text remained the same when I tabbed to the second part, finished the PC, and then moved on.

    OP: Here's an idea. (Brainstorming, as it were ;) ),
    Try typing your postal code into Google Earth as a search field.
     
  12. OttawaGuy macrumors 6502a

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  13. supercooled thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I see my house!

    Ok, I'm confused. Now what?
     
  14. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    Go outside and wave up. :)

    Okay, I was just curious if your code parsed correctly via a third party source.
     
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