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The lino.utils.addressable module

The lino.utils.addressable module defines the Addressable mixin and related functionality. It is is used by lino_xl.lib.contacts and lino_xl.lib.appypod.PrintLabelsAction.

The mixin differentiates between the “person” and the “location” part of an address. For example:

Mr. Luc Saffre     | person
Rumma & Ko       | person
Uus 1              | location
Vana-Vigala küla   | location
Vigala vald        | location
Estonia            | location

Address as HTML

The following examples use the class TestAddress, which inherits from the Addressable class and does not override any basic functionalities.

>>> from lino.utils.addressable import TestAddress
>>> addr2 = TestAddress('line1', 'line2')
>>> addr3 = TestAddress('line1', 'line2', 'line3')
>>> addr0 = TestAddress()

The method Addressable.get_address_html() returns an address formatted as html. The html markup always contains exactly one paragraph (<p>) tag.

If min_height is specified as a keyword argument, makes sure that the string contains at least that many lines by adding as many empty lines (<br/>) as needed. This is useful in a template that wants to get a given height for every address.

>>> print(addr2.get_address_html(min_height=5))

If the address contains more lines than min_height, they are printed nevertheless (and the paragraph contains more than min_hieght lines):

>>> print(addr3.get_address_html(min_height=2))

Any other keyword arguments become attributes for the enclosing paragraph tag:

>>> print(addr2.get_address_html(align="right"))
<p align="right">line1<br/>line2</p>

If you want to specify a class attribute, you need to use special syntax because class is a reserved word in Python:

>>> print(addr2.get_address_html(**{'class':"Recipient"}))
<p class="Recipient">line1<br/>line2</p>

The get_address_html() internally uses etgen.html.lines2p(), which packs the address lines into a paragraph (see there for more examples).

When the address is empty, the paragraph is empty:

>>> print(addr0.get_address_html())

The Addressable.has_address() method tells us whether the Addressable instance is a non-empty address object:

>>> addr2.has_address()
>>> addr0.has_address()