A while back when I got back the galleys for a paper the publisher wanted to know the complete postal address of one of the co-authors and also the city where the publisher of a book in he bibliography was printed. The publisher didn't really have a city, so I wrote in FUNKYTOWN.
Is it important in a paper to have the city that the publisher is in? I am assuming that at one time it was (though I am not sure why even that is) but now it is
Is it important to have an authors postal address? I can't imagine why nowadays in 2015, though this I can imagine as being important in an earlier era.
Question: What information do publishers ask for in galleys that are no longer relevant? Why do they? When will they stop?