[uf-discuss] hCard and Life Dates?

Dr. Ernie Prabhakar drernie at opendarwin.org
Tue Apr 18 15:47:42 PDT 2006

I would vote of hCalendar --- this really is a full  "event", the  
life of one person.  It also would be the most natural extension of a  
"birthday event."


On Apr 18, 2006, at 3:34 PM, Timothy Gambell wrote:

> 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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