[uf-discuss] hCard and Life Dates?

Timothy Gambell timothy.gambell at aya.yale.edu
Tue Apr 18 15:34:57 PDT 2006

Hi All,

How do I say "Albert Einstein (March 14, 1879 – April 18, 1955)"  
using hCard? Specifically, what is the best way of expressing a  
person's life dates?

"bday" seems like an obvious choice for date of birth. Would adding a  
term like "dday" be appropriate for date of death?

Or would it be better to use "dtstart" and "dtend" from hCalendar?  
This feels more elegant, except that "bday" is a more semantically  
precise than "dtstart".

Or maybe some hybrid? perhaps class="bday dtstart" for birthday and  
class="dtend" for death date?


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