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State names and abbrev in XML

, 17 Feb 2002
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An XML file containing US state and territory names and their two letter abbreviation.
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Introduction

I figured this could come in handy to anyone who needed it so I just threw it together. I got tired of not having a list of states. I so often have to implement a dropdown or validate an input that takes an abbreviation and always have to get the information from some website that has a similar list. So this time I finally got smart and made an XML file out of it. I got the information from the USPS website.

The file uses a very simple structure:

<states>
  <state name="ALABAMA" abbreviation="AL" /> 
  <state name="ALASKA" abbreviation="AK" /> 
  ...
</states>

That's all there is to it. Hope you find this useful.

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Jason Gerard
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United States United States
Jason has been coding professionally since 1998. He is an expert with Java, J2EE, C#, .NET, and VB.

Comments and Discussions

 
GeneralMy vote of 5 Pinmemberfredatcodeproject29-Feb-12 3:30 
Generalproper function applied ;) Pinmemberandrei_teodorescu18-May-11 22:51 
GeneralYou totally rock! PinmemberKim Finleyson14-Aug-08 11:03 
QuestionWhat about an XML list of world countries? PinmemberJesse Sedwick2-Jul-08 9:37 
Generalthanx Pinmembersuniltauro5-Oct-07 5:15 
QuestionI need some type of state list and more importantly, a city list Pinmembertejas559-Sep-07 18:27 
I'm starting a site similar to craigslist and need some type of US city file to import because entering manually would take until the end of time. I can do the 50 states but the cities would be impossible. My admin page has the following information regarding importing data for locations but I don't understand it. My site is PHP scripts. Any help would be appreciated.
 
Uploaded file should contain lines of the form:
region1
region1|city1
region1|city2
region1|city2|area1
region2
...
GeneralAWESOME Pinmemberregwood7927-Oct-06 9:01 
GeneralThanks! Pinmemberlexzxzx24-Apr-06 17:05 
GeneralCapitals PinsussAnonymous21-Oct-02 3:34 
GeneralRe: Capitals PinsussAnonymous16-Apr-04 3:31 

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