[uf-dev] Correction to hCard cheatsheet

Glenn Jones glenn.jones at madgex.com
Sat May 8 05:19:52 PDT 2010

Hi Dan

Copied the terminology out of Eugene email. I don't think there really
is a notion of 'subproperty' just hierarchies of properties. The design
of hCard follows vCard in terms of whether an item is a single or
multiple values. I have not noticed any pattern or conventions around
multiple value and parent property relationships. 

Maybe I need to be a little more careful with the terminology I use in
relation detailed description Microformats.   

When setting up the test cases I found this was one of the areas where
the parsers operated differently. Michael Kaply (operator author) and me
spent some time trying to make sure the test where correct and updating
our parsers. Looks like elements wiki documentation needs checking.


-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:microformats-dev-bounces at microformats.org] On Behalf Of Dan
Sent: 08 May 2010 10:33
To: A list for people developing tools with microformats.
Subject: Re: [uf-dev] Correction to hCard cheatsheet

On Sat, May 8, 2010 at 11:10 AM, Glenn Jones <glenn.jones at madgex.com>
> Hi All
> It looks like there may be a few errors in the
> http://microformats.org/wiki/hcard-cheatsheet document. Eugene
> emailed me earlier this week to question some of the test cases in the
> ufxtract test suite.
> The 'type' subproperty of 'adr', 'email' and 'tel' properties is
> singular on the cheatsheet, while your tests assume it to be plural.
> Also on the cheatsheet 'role' property is marked as plural, but is
> singular in the tests.

Interesting. Is the notion of 'subproperty' common across all the
microformats, or hcard-specific? Are there any any conventions around
plurality, eg. that a singular property can only have singular


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