[uf-discuss] Microformat idea: store hours

Paul Schreiber shrub at mac.com
Fri Nov 11 11:47:07 PST 2005

I mentioned this to Tantek a few weeks ago, and he said I should  
email the list.

One type of structured data I would like to see on the web is store  
hours. It would be really nice if I could go to a web site and find  
out easily, and in a standard manner, what the hours of operation are  
for that business.

My first thought is that there is a lot of overlap with the vcalendar  

My second thought is that there are a lot of contingencies/edge  
cases. For example:
* what about a web site for a chain of stores, each with different  
* what about a Target with one set of hours for the main store and  
one set for the pharmacy?
* what about exceptions, like holidays?
* what about stores with different sets of seasonal hours?

I'm sure the list has more ideas on this topic, and I'd love to hear  


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