Name & Address
The following applet allows you to record a person's name and address and retrieve it later. It also provides access to various means of communicating with the person.
If you are using Microsoft Windows and a Security Warning box pops up saying that the application has been blocked from running because it is "untrusted" please click here. If you get similar messages with Linux, please click here.
To record a new name & address, fill out the box in full then press the Save button. To retrieve an existing name & address, fill in all or part of one or more of the fields then press the Find button. The thumb nail map is simply to convey a general sense of where the address is located. In the case of the UK it shows the address's Post Area as given by the first two letters of the Post Code. The particular country displayed on the map is always the one whose name appears in the Country field. This also adjusts the format of the rest of the name and address to follow the standard form for postal addresses for the country concerned. A full help commentary is available for this applet.
The locator map obtained by clicking the Map tab at the left of the applet screen is quite different from the thumb nail 'annunciator' map above. The locator is based on true high precision spherical lat/long co-ordinates. It places the address location at screen centre and shows surrounding towns, cities and possibly other geographic features. It is intended for use in conjunction with mobile navigational aids like GPS or terrestrial hyperbolic systems. Although not shown in this summary of Personal Link, its essential functionality is the same as the map system used in the air navigation applet.
NOTE: The applet displayed above is in fact only a rolling demonstrator of the real one. The addresses it displays are fictitious. Any similarity they may have with those of real people or companies is unintentional co-incidence.
- Registering a New Name & Address
The name & address box starts off blank. Fill out all the fields of the name and address - or at least as much as you are able. Then press the Save button. The name & address will then be stored and indexed on the appropriate database server. If you now wish to enter another new name & address, press the Clear button to clear the box first.
- Retrieving an Existing Name & Address
Enter all or part of one or more fields and press the Find button. The name & address which most closely matches what was entered is retrieved. The Find button then turns into a Clear button. Also, a black bullet appears within the circle next to the name of the (first) field in which you entered in-fill in order to retrieve the name & address. This is to indicate which index the system will follow to find the next or previous name & address whenever you press the Next or Prev buttons. You can click a different circle if you wish to change the search index.
Having retrieved a person's name and address, you are of course free to amend it and save the amended version.
This is not the complete applet. It is merely a small sample of the full help text which accompanies this applet.
© July 1998 Robert John Morton
Applet source files: address.java, uk_areas.java, uk_coast.java.